I’m Neurodivergent, and I Would Rather Talk To You Online

Digital illustration of hands with pink nails on fuschia and yellow keyboard.
Art by Jesse Meadows

I spent a lot of time in chatrooms as a kid. As soon as we got a computer in the mid-90’s, I was obsessed with it. There were whole entire worlds in that box, and I could sit at the screen for hours exploring them. Typing what I wanted to say felt easier than speaking — a messy process ripe with accidents and missed opportunities for me.

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Jesse Meadows

writer + digital artist doing critical adhd studies + re-politicizing mental health | they/them