Tue, 1 May 2018
Marcelle Clowes has always lived with ADHD and Complex-PTSD. However, she wasn’t diagnosed until her early-30’s. Since then, she has experienced, treatment, healing, acceptance, setbacks, and self-awareness. Marcelle has attended college many times, held many jobs, and has lived in more cities than she can count. Her story illuminates the parallels between PTSD and ADHD, what it’s like living with both conditions and how the disorders can contribute to the cycle of family violence. Marcelle dreams of a career as a freelance writer and a visual artist. She works with a coalition for anti-violence and has done work around the death penalty.
In this conversation, you will hear Marcelle share her personal experiences with ADHD and PTSD. She shares details about her childhood, and she explains that she was the only adult in her house from the day she was born. Marcelle also talks about raising her own children, and she claims that one of her biggest accomplishments is helping them navigate life.
In the second half of the episode, we talk about trigger warnings. Marcelle shares how these impact her, and what traditional and social media can do to better prepare people for these triggers. She also talks about the difference between a trigger warning and being uncomfortable.
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