The inconvenient beauty of being different

Deficit. Disorder. Two words I've grown increasingly uncomfortable with in my thinking around ADHD of late. I don't have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, but over the last several months I have had the opportunity to interview a number of experts on this unexpectedly contentious but endlessly intriguing topic. I've spoken with award-winning authors, psychotherapists, advocates,… Continue reading The inconvenient beauty of being different

Why Media Diversity Matters

I remember the vague and brief puzzlement when my mother told me there were no words, in our mother tongue (which is Tiv, a Nigerian language, of which, incidentally, there are several hundred), for ‘he’ or ‘she’. It was hard for me then – kind of still is – to get that to sit right. I mean,… Continue reading Why Media Diversity Matters