Episode 3

Published on:

13th May 2023

3 | Like Mother Like Daughter

Annie and her wonderful mum (Narelle) sit down and go through an online ADHD quiz to share some of their own neurodivergent traits as late-identified Autistic ADHDers.

Key topics:

04:30 Q1 zero to a hundred

05:30 Q2 listening, distractions and covid

08:25 Q3 procrastination, perfectionism, rejection sensitivity, masking

22:36 Q4 therapy types, trauma, double empathy

35:40 Q5 study and failing

40:55 Q6 chaos and organisation (executive functioning)

47:55 Q7 following up

50:50 Q8 fatigue

51:40 Q9 consistency and saying the wrong thing

55:20 Q10 demand avoidant (PDA), dopamine seeking and self-acceptance

59:50 Q11 having guests over (hide the mess)

1:03:40 Q12 no more spoons (spoon theory) and pain sensitivity

1:07:15 Q13 imposter syndrome, masking, mirroring, identity


Quiz used from Additude: https://www.additudemag.com/self-test-adhd-symptoms-women-girls/ (note questions in this episode are used out of order)

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Princess and the Pea Podcast
For Autistic ADHD PDA 2e Adults
Podcast launched in May 2022 by Neurodivergent Women, for Neurodivergent Women. Discussing neurodiversity, mental health, motherhood, inclusive employment, barriers to diagnosis, neurodiversity affirming health care, and more.

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Annie Crowe

Annie Crowe is a human rights lawyer and proud Autistic ADHD PDA 2e Disabled Spoonie.

In 2022, Annie founded NeuroAccess after a decade of practicing private and public law working for the Australian Government. She left her traditional employment in legal practice and public policy to focus on her community and improving the lives of neurodivergent people everywhere. Annie she speaks at national and international conferences, consults and trains professionals on neuroaccessibility, and coaches neurodivergent adults and families to build neuroaccessible lives and advocate for themselves in the many systems (health, employment, education) that too often misunderstand neuroaccess needs.

Annie is now a globally recognised voice and award-winning thought leader with her first book 'Neuroaccessibility: A Practical Guide to Building Accessibility for People Who Think Differently,' coming out in Nov 2023.

In May 2022, Annie launched this podcast and simultaneously founded not-for-profit EDNA (Eating Disorders Neurodiversity Australia) where she stepped down as CEO in Jan 2023 partially due to health reasons but mostly due to having successfully achieved her main goal of influencing the first Australian Eating Disorder Strategy (released Aug 2023). Annie continues to consult with the National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) to ensure eating disorder treatment and prevention acknowledges neurodivergent people and meets our access needs.

If you or your organisation are interested in working with Annie and the NeuroAccess team please contact us at info@anniecrowe.com.au