Unlocking ADHD volunteers Megan Tan and Chong Ing Kai were interviewed for Mothership, sharing their different journeys of living with ADHD—Megan being diagnosed at age 21, and Chong Ing Kai at age 9.
Prior to her diagnosis, she had a complicated relationship with studying; having a hard time focusing, daydreaming, or zoning out. Her diagnosis has broken the stigma of behaviours that are commonly associated with ADHD, such as hyperactivity and fidgeting. ADHD in girls are a little different, as highlighted in the infographic she designed for Unlocking ADHD:
Chong Ing Kai, 18, deals with ADHD little differently: diagnosed with the disorder at 9, his symptoms fit a more stereotypical ADHDer: impulsiveness and unable to sit still. Recalling his early school days—being scolded by teachers, disturbing his classmates, and even getting suspended from school, Chong has now reclaimed his ADHD diagnosis as a college student by starting “Stick ‘Em,” a start-up with a goal to make STEM resources widely accessible to those who may not be able to afford it. Read the full article here.