Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

People Said I Was ‘Special.’ Really, I Just Had ADHD.

The diagnosis that came decades later than it should have

Eight years old. I begged my parents to let me go to cheer camp because the other girls were doing it.

I read a lot as a kid. I didn’t speak out of turn. People liked me.

Sure, I never knew where my school worksheets were. I was rarely able to turn in my homework on time. And, yes, my elementary school desk was…

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