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Welcome to the Club!

Not all Creatives are Neurodivergent;
             but all Neurodivergents are Creative.

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My name is Maya Peirce. I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 22 after facing an ultimatum between my brain and creative endeavors. At the penultimate semester of my college career, I found that I wasn’t alone in my struggle; I shared the same brain as roughly 9 million others. Since then, I’ve worked to prevent crises that often prelude realizations like mine and help others understand their brains as I wrestle to do the same.

 

I’m a writer, filmmaker, teacher, and college graduate with a BFA in Film and BA in English. I have 7 years of experience as an instructor/facilitator of several writing workshops/groups/communities, each supported by extensive education and independent study of my craft. That chief creative focus has always been rooted in screenwriting, though I find all forms of art wildly interesting and full of opportunity.

 

All art aspires to tell a story, and all artists deserve a community that fosters their unique perspective and pushes them to grow at their own pace. Hopscotch Storytelling is a growing community for creatives from all walks of life while focusing on amplifying Neurodivergent experiences. Its mission is to boost strategies and stories that will make the world a more Neurodivergent-friendly environment.

 

Much of the content posted will surround the ADHD experience as that is what I’m most familiar with. I hope my perspective can provide insight into the experience and make others not feel so alone.

 

Our differences are to be celebrated and encouraged! Let’s get to work!

Important to Note:

Traditionally, Neurodivergent is a term encapsulating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Autism (ASD), Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia. These are disorders that affect the wiring in our brains at birth, making us “divergent” from the Nuerotypical brain.

Many have opened up the definition to branch out to other diagnoses such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bipolar Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, and others. All perspectives are welcome, though discussions may lean closer to the more widely accepted definition.

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