Black Spectrum* Masking & Burnout

Black Spectrum* Masking & Burnout

Black neurodivergent people are not only often underdiagnosed or diagnosed late, but are also faced with additional hurdles, stereotypes and ascriptions in a white, neuronormative majority society on a daily basis. Even in Black or neurodiverse safer spaces and communities, it is difficult to feel a full sense of belonging, to arrive or to find community and understanding.

We would like to offer a safer space for free, relaxed exchange, for getting to know other Black neurodivergent people, for reflecting on experiences and thinking about hopes, wishes and perspectives.

This is a new initiative by AfroPolitan Berlin, started September 2021 and is the first of its kind in Germany. The sharing circle is facilitated by AfroPolitan Berlins project director Tessa (all pronouns), who is also neurodivergent (autistic).

Language/s: German and/or English; depending on preference of attendees, we can be flexible and multilingual.

Topic this month: Masking & Burnout

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*Neurodiversity is the spectrum of variations in individual brain functions and behavioural characteristics. Neurodivergent (also neurodistinct) describes individuals whose neurocognitive brain functions deviate from those that society defines as lying within the norm (i.e. as “neurotypical”) (for example autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, OCD, Tourette syndrome (TS), bipolar et al.). The meeting does not offer therapy or diagnostic options, but is a place for exchange.

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What else is next for Black Spectrum?

As of right now Black Spectrum is an initiative without any dedicated funding, by Black a Black neurodivergent person for Black neurodivergent people, created out of the need for such spaces. What we do and offer is what is possible right now with the limited resources available. We are very proactively seeking and working on further funding and support. Thanks to everyone who has joined, shared and/or supported the journey so far!

Donations encouraged!

7 PM - 8:30 PM

27. Okt. 2022

Afropolitan

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