Consideration Post 2: Diversity and Neurodiversity

1. What is the intention of your project? That is, what do you hope it will achieve?

A1. The intention of my project is to educate, entertain, and humanize individuals like myself who are diagnosed with ADHD. I hope to eradicate common misconceptions, touch on underrepresented symptoms, and provide a lens for my listeners to look through in the pursuit of understanding the diagnosis on a deeper level from a person who deals with it.


2. What impact do you hope it will have? That is, how do you hope that it is “lived and experienced in the real world in actual communities”?

A2. The impact I hope it has is that listeners who have loved ones with ADHD, or are just curious about the diagnosis, learn that it is a lot more than it is portrayed in society. For example, neurotypical spaces may see ADHD people as hyper or lazy. My podcast hopefully will show that there are misconceptions and stigmas that coincide with these harmful stereotypes. I hope that a listener would apply what they have learned from my podcast and approach any situation regarding ADHD with a more open minded perspective. 


3. What are the best *and worst* case scenarios for the impact of your project? Be specific about possible exclusions relating to the worst case scenario(s).

A3. The best case scenario is that what I mentioned above in the previous questions comes to fruition. The worst case scenario is that ironically, my ADHD and difficulty condensing thoughts into a small concise format like a podcast will make my points sound rambled or jumbled. I sometimes struggle with staying on a singular topic. However, I can edit, and re-record, and have my peers listen to the episodes to prevent this.


4. How *might* personal identities influence and/or inform how you approach design?

A4. My personal identity is the central point of this project, because I will be presenting not only my own research, but also my own lived experiences with ADHD and my personality is quite big. I will have to approach the way I design this to cater to minds both like and unlike my own.


5. What perspectives or lived experiences might be missing from your approach?

A5. As a white woman, I do not have personal experiences with being an ADHD male, or an ADHD POC. I can find voices in my research that do represent their lived experiences and perspectives, however I have never personally experienced those identities.


6. What individuals or misrepresented communities might be missing your project?

A6. Same answer as 5


7. Considering who is missing and/or misrepresented, how will you attempt to make your project inclusive?

A7. I will attempt to add as much inclusion as possible by having other voices besides my own. Whether that be guests, quotes, audio clips, etc. That way I can provide others lived experiences besides my own and guarantee an attempt at inclusivity.