Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Living With High Functioning 1 day ago   17:13

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Jessica McCabe tell us the story of her life. Once a gifted child with bright future, who later lives a life of a constant failures, because one thing - her ADHD diagnosis. Until one thing changed everything and she realized, that she is not alone. Her Youtube channel HowtoADHD is dedicated to help not only people with ADHD, but also their parents, partners a teachers and to remind them, that they are not alone.
Jessica McCabe nám rozpráva príbeh svojho života. Kedysi nadané dieťa so žiarivou budúcnosťou, ktoré neskôr žije život plný neustálych neúspechov, len kvôli jednej veci - jej ADHD diagnóze. Až do momentu kedy sa všetko zmení a ona si uvedomí, že v tom nie je sama. Jej YouTube kanál HowtoADHD je venovaný pomoci a usmerňovaniu nielen ľudí s ADHD ale takisto aj ich rodičom, partnerom a učiteľom a takisto aj odkazu, že v tom nie sú nikdy samí. Jessica is the author of popular YouTube series How to ADHD focused on educating and supporting ADHD brains around the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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16:16 Thank you.. from South Korea
Josh Erkman
There have been times when I counted 20 unique different lines of thought in 1 minute. Some profound, some humorous, some bad, but having absolutely no time to connect with those ideas or process them. This is what it can look like to have ADHD, to have a mind so full and so vast but to have so little control of the way it works, being a subject of it, depersonalized and impotent.
I don’t think I’ve ever cried harder in my life this makes so much sense
Kathy Edwards
Thank you for you!
Subha shini
Thanks a tonne.
Emma E
Dave Chobanoff
Just found this, but wow, loved it
Roni McGuire
Thank you so much for sharing your story. You just inspired me to start a bullet journal and I ended up watching this video too. I love what you are doing. You are helping so many people. I'm a fan!
Danang Yowandhikamurti
Thank u thank u so happy have a new friend now🇮🇩
Vash died and became Alucard
I don't have insurance and can't see a specialist to be prescribed adhd meds but I have found that the natural plant kratom helps immensely with being able to focus when my adhd gives me brain fog.
ADHD passanger. Carpenter, Motorcycle fanatic whom was raised in the bush and you almost hade me teary...
Thats the first time in my life ...... I felt someone understood. It felt so good I watched it a dozen times.
Your changing an exponential amount of lifes.
So much determination, transparency and heart. Thankyou. I wish you all the happiness in the world. Thankyou
Thank you so much for your talk! My 7 year old daughter has ADHD. I only recently found out even though i knew my daughter was very different to her friends from a young age. Now I know it was not my parenting that is the problem.
Responsible parents of ADHD kids have huge amounts of stress and work very hard to help their child to cope. Your talk gives me hope that my very bright girl will be happy in life with the right support!
Lisa Harker
I just got diagnosed at 51! Starting to work and understand ADHD now
Amber Dominguez 'student'
Thank You :’)
Daan Siderius
Whoop, jessy is awesomeeee
Yayyyyy!!!! XXXOOO And adhd'ers are highly emotional, and thats okay! :)
The meds make me miserable anyone else
An ADHD brain is an entrepreneur brain 🧠
I just watched the whole thing, i was diagnosed with ADHD by the age of 8, while watching your video i cried twice even tho i'm 18 now, the thing is, i think i didnt't get rid of ADHD, yet so many adults says i dont have it because i'm "calm". in my opinion, it;s just unfair.
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Living With High Functioning Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success 1 day ago   14:20

As a comedian and performer, Jordan Raskopolous does not suffer from stage fright, but away from the lights it’s a different story. In this compelling and funny talk, she shares her insights into what it is like to live with high functioning anxiety and how people like her can be perceived - to be both shy and loud at the same time. A talk many will relate to and one that offers strategies for dealing with it.

Jordan Raskopoulos is a comedian, musician and digital content creator. She is best known as the lead singer of The Axis of Awesome, a world renowned musical comedy group and YouTube Juggernaut. She is the creative director of Press Start Productions. Press Start is currently producing Insert Coin, an ongoing web series about video games. Jordan is also host of This is About, a narrative non-fiction podcast on ABC RN. In 2016 she came out as transgender in a viral video called ‘What’s Happened to Jordan’s Beard’. Since then Jordan has become an inspiration to young LGBTQIA+ people by living her genuine life, openly and publicly and using her platform and profile to promote awareness and understanding to a broad audience through humour.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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