Autism/ADHD, 2021

This is my first illustration about my currently self-diagnosed Autism and ADHD. Realising I have both has done wonders for my self awareness and relationships in the house, im lucky to have a family with open hearts and minds. There is something very disorientating about learning you are neuro-divergent in your late 20s, especially being an artist who is self reflective and critical, questioning the world around me and trying to process it through my art. I had no idea all this time I didnt know I struggled because my brain is wired differently, all my sensory issues and social awkwardness made sense. This drawing represents a cycle I find myself in very often, and even more so now with my chronic pain. It is a start of a long journey of learning about myself and understanding myself