Black Spectrum - Sharing-Circle for Black neurodivergent people
Topic this month: Growing up & Unmasking
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 October 2021 and is the first of its kind in Germany. We continue to be open to your ideas and suggestions on how this can develop further. The sharing circle is facilitated by AfroPolitan Berlins project director Tessa (all pronouns), who is also neurodivergent.
Language/s: German and/or English; depending on the preference of attendees, we can be flexible and multilingual.
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.
29. Juni 2022
AfroPolitan Berlin @ Forum Brasil (& online)
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