Hi there! I hear you’re a queer person who just discovered you have ADHD. Welcome! I’m excited to officially welcome you to this rather specific—and specifically wonderful—club.

Are you feeling a lot of things right now? When I finally understood that the way my brain functions is consistent with ADHD…


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There’s this thing I do with Internet projects: I create something small and focused to meet my own needs, and then I turn my back for like, one minute and suddenly it has expanded way, way, way beyond my original scope.

In college, I started a website to showcase my…


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Has it already been a month? It feels like it has flown by, but somehow it also feels like I’ve been doing this work for a long time—like it’s a part of me. …


In early January, I made the decision to protect one day a week—Thursdays—for whatever I want to do in the moment. This turned out to be one of the most powerful gifts I could have given myself, and I’m somewhat convinced that I will never ever ever schedule anything on…


Wow.

When I look back at the last month—at everything that has happened since my last update—that’s what I keep saying: Wow.

I started my ADHD coaching program, I started accepting clients, and I launched a website under a new a business name: Queer ADHD. Each one of those…


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“I’m as free as my hair.” — Lady Gaga

After years of struggle, my appearance finally felt like me when I shaved my head in my early twenties. It was a turning point for me. Prior to that, I had been struggling with my hair, along with my identities, my…


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When I decided it was time to update my website and begin writing publicly again, I immediately ran into a gatekeeper: my younger self. The content at the top of my blog was around nine years old, and the summary on my website was similar. I’m now in my late…


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For the last few months, I’ve been using an iPhone app called Owaves to plan my day. I first heard about it through an episode of How to ADHD, and while that video was sponsored by the Owaves team, this article is not. I just like it. …


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Photo by Fabrício Severo, modified

It’s been about a month since it became clear to me that I want to pursue a career in ADHD coaching for the queer community, and I can already tell things are going to keep shifting. The North Star is still the same—I still have a Full Body Yes to…


I have a complicated relationship with my body, and it’s been a struggle to learn how to care for it. Growing up, I was tall for my age — at one point, a full head taller than everyone else in the lunchroom line — and this meant a long phase…

Sarah Dopp

She/her. Queer person with ADHD who is obsessed with systems, tools, and online community. Find me at sarahdopp.com

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