Here’s the science that explains why so many students finally feel at home when they find their art.
When I started doing theater in high school, I wasn't exactly looking for an outlet for my then-undiagnosed mental disorder.
I was 20 years old before someone realized I had ADHD. When I was in high school, the condition was seen as something only the problem kids had, and I was in the top of my class, so that couldn’t be me — right?
But I also acted out in those honors classes — especially when I wasn’t feeling engaged by the material. I didn’t know how to organize my homework, or my emotions, and I definitely didn’t understand how to fit in with the hypermasculine sports crowd-types.