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I Don’t Have A Neurotypical Brain: I Am Neurodivergent

My brain has developed differently because of my Disability. I don’t move or think in a neurotypical way.

For example, whenever I leave my home, I start thinking about my access needs. I start asking myself questions like, "is there a wheelchair ramp where I'm going? How's the weather? Is it raining or snowing? Can my wheelchair get through it?" And many more questions.

I also don't have many friends and I enjoy spending time alone. I don't interact with people the way my peers do. I have different strengths and weaknesses than most neurotypical people.

I am different and I have no desire to blend in with anyone else. I am me wholeheartedly. Unapologetically. This is a gift and a curse.

It makes it challenging to have human interactions with most people. I am a loner, though I understand the importance of connection. We must connect with each other in mutually beneficial ways.

Our brains are as unique as our fingerprints.

I also live with depression and anxiety. This adds to the uniqueness of my brain.

This is an image of a brain with different colorful sections.

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