I recognize a lot of myself in McCabe's story. I was diagnosed with ADHD only recently, complementing my existing diagnosis of dyslexia. Apparently, it's common for intelligent women with the predominantly inattentive type of ADHD to go undiagnosed into adulthood. ADHD is so heavily stereotyped as a hyperactive male thing, and my ADHD looks nothing like that.
Watching McCabe's talk, I find validation that my struggles are real, even if they are invisible to most of the world. Her talk is a great reminder that no matter how hard I try, if I'm trying to be normal, I will fail. There are better things than normal for me to try at given the brain I've got.
Jessica McCabe tell us the story of her life. Once a gifted child with bright future, who later lives a life of a constant failures, because one thing - her ADHD diagnosis. Until one thing changed everything and she realized, that she is not alone.