Jan. 23, 2023

ADHD and the Black neurodivergent community – with Rickey Z

Rickey Z is a Pre-K Special Education teacher who started her podcast management business in 2020. She is a co-host on Woe Nelly Media's "Geekin' Out" and is in partnership with ADHD + Black, an up-and-coming organization whose mission is to provide...


Rickey Z is a Pre-K Special Education teacher who started her podcast management business in 2020. She is a co-host on Woe Nelly Media's "Geekin' Out" and is in partnership with ADHD + Black, an up-and-coming organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for the Black neurodivergent community. Rickey Z was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 30 while in the process of coming to terms with untreated depression and anxiety.

During this episode, you will hear Rickey Z talk about:

  • How she discovered that had ADHD at the age of 30
  • What it was like growing up as a Black girl with undiagnosed ADHD
  • Why she thinks boys are identified as neurodivergent at younger ages than girls are
  • How realizing she has ADHD impacts how she views and manages her depression and anxiety
  • Managing her life as a special education teacher, mother and owner of a podcast management business
  • How her partnership with ADHD + Black creates resources to support Black neurodivergent people

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