This week’s show is with Lucy H. Pearce. Lucy is the author of nine life-changing non-fiction books, including Nautilus Award winners Medicine Woman and Burning Woman, and Creatrix: she who makes. Her writing focuses on women’s healing through archetypal psychology, embodiment and creativity. She is currently working on her next book, She of the Sea.
Lucy is the founder of Womancraft Publishing, which publishes paradigm-shifting books by women for women.
The mother of three children, she lives by the Celtic Sea in East Cork, Ireland.
In this show, Lucy and Lian (both autistic women) spoke about neurodivergent women, the unique struggles we face in, how we’re like the canary down the mine of a distorted culture that’s actually not beneficial for anyone, and how people with neurodivergences have specific, necessary but currently little understood gifts for the world.
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- Neurodivergent women in particular struggle with a real lack of understanding and diagnosis and therefore we often also have trauma from years of struggling and being bullied that further complicates us discovering our neurodivergence
- It becomes possible to recognise that all of us are precious, necessary parts of the whole when we take the emphasis off valuing people purely on their “doing”, and particularly the specific kinds of doing deemed worthwhile by our culture, and instead recognise the value of our being
- If what we spoke about resonated with you then two next steps that could be aligned for you are:
- Looking at resources, descriptions and tests that are specific to neurodivergent women
- Finding ways of honouring your needs to allow your nervous system to be relaxed and in flow
Resources and stuff that we spoke about:
- ATE on Difference as a superpower
- Lucy’s blog post full of resources: I am a unicorn
- The study Lian mentioned on autism and DMT
- The Lost Girls Project
- Square Peg podcast
Thank you for listening!
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Lian & Jonathan