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304 pages, Hardcover
First published March 8, 2022
My ADHD is made out of paradoxes and contradictions. It’s having weirdly high energy and then getting tapped out fast. It’s making impulsive decisions and then being unable to make them at all. It’s inattention and hyperfocus. It’s being so sensitive I can feel everything around me and being so oblivious I miss things that seem obvious. It’s acting too fast, and being too slow. It’s thinking everything is possible and then wondering if anything is possible for me.
My brain is a shifting landscape. It will always have light and shadow and color, but the shapes and shades will change.
“All that was just part of the
shared understanding of the lake here, the lakelore. Like fisherman telling how far out storms were by the tint to the sky, or how las viejas measured the seiches so carefully they could predict them like tides.”
“Gender identity never reduces down that easily anyway. Recognizing someone like you is never as simple as picking things apart to see what they add up to.”