Society & Culture:Relationships
#042 Lisa’s Story: Queer, Quirky and Neurodivergent
Lisa Hicks joins us on The Now What Pod to talk about finding happiness and success as a queer, quirky, and neurodivergent adult. In this episode, she walks us through the self-discovery journey that led to her accepting what her ADHD diagnosis actually means, learning to focus on what happiness is to her, and eventually coming out as bisexual.
(0:00) Life update from Jen and Tesha
(6:27) Introducing Lisa Hicks
(8:18) Being diagnosed with ADHD at 18 years old.
(10:27) Masking: Trying to fit in with others throughout her life, and being a people pleaser
(21:22) Lisa’s specific symptoms: absentmindedness, impulse control, hyperfocusing
(36:15) Strategies she's developed to help her succeed
(47:19) Coming out as bisexual within a heterosexual monogamous marriage
(1:01:10) Finding happiness for herself
(1:05:06) Questioning the “rules”
About Lisa Hicks:
Lisa (she/her) is a queer, quirky, neurodivergent, Mom of 2. She lives with her kids and her husband of 10 years in Ontario.
Lisa was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 18 years old but was never told what that meant. It wasn't until she was 34 and saw a relatable TikTok video that had her finally understanding why her brain worked the way it did.
Through this journey of self-discovery, Lisa came out as a queer woman and is navigating what that means in a happily monogomous, hetero-presenting marriage.
Lisa owns a coaching business and has a team of three other incredible coaches working alongside her. Her business and coaching method is designed to help folx understand why their brains work the way they do, help them to unlearn old stories and help them to live the happiest and most fulfilling life possible. Lisa and her team offer virtual one-to-one sessions, online community gatherings, an ADHD support group and other group programs.
IG/ TikTok: @thatlisahicks
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