Mar 30, 2022 1 min read

Rethinking ADHD with Brooke Matson

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Light bulb, LED bulb, CFL bulb, garlic bulb, all the idea bulbs. (Illustration by Valerie Osier)

RANGE discusses the historic (and current) stigma around ADHD and the steps individuals and society itself can take to reimagine and reframe day-to-day life to help people harness and come to love their unique brains.

Poet, Spark Central Executive Director and general purpose badass Brooke Matson joins Luke and special co-host Elissa Ball to discuss the historic (and current) stigma around ADHD and the steps individuals and (hopefully, some day) society itself can take to reimagine and reframe day-to-day life to help people harness and come to love their unique brains, and the tremendous drive for experimentation and incandescent creativity they're capable of, if given the space to flourish.

Brooke's recent TEDxSpokane talk is a great primer for this episode.

If you want to support Spark Central, April 15th is “Amplify Us,” Spark Central’s annual salon and benefit show. This year’s gala will be a hybrid online and in-person event held at The Knitting Factory. The evening features an interview with best-selling author Jess Walter and a silent auction, plus live musical performances by T.S. The Solution, Atari Ferrari, and other music acts — including one of Spark’s own Girls Rock Lab bands.


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