CAMPAIGN: Explore your neurodiverse identity!

Heidi Campaign

Are you a neurodiverse person? Want to explore your identity in a positive and creative way? Take part today!

Neurodiversity is a positive term to describe people with learning and thinking differences, folk who may have received medical labels such as autism, dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia etc, and those who don’t quite fit criteria yet feel ‘different’ to neurotypical norms. Using this word can help reduce stigma around the range of brain differences humans can have, it sidesteps a need for focusing on a diagnosis and provides a wider term people are increasingly comfortable to use.

If you are interested and feel you are a neurodiverse (or neurodivergent) person, we invite you to take part in an exciting art-based project. We are asking people to complete a short survey on language which will then inform a virtual artwork. We will then use this to challenge stigma by increasing awareness and to inspire some interactive creative sessions you are welcome to attend.

This is part of a range of activity Moray Wellbeing Hub CIC are running as part of their current neurodiversity campaign (click here to watch our video campaign).

Click here for our short survey and more information.

 

The art project so far…

Last summer Moray Wellbeing Hub worked with a group of humans who identify as neurodiverse to come up with a list of words and phrases that express their individual identity, that which makes them uniquely them. This list is made of descriptive and subjective responses ranging from personal roles, character traits, things that give pleasure and how they view themselves. The words and phrases are open to interpretation with crossovers and similarities which hopefully spark connections between us.

Participants are asked to select all and any words or phrases they feel best express them at this time from this list. These responses are then taken (anonymously) by Fiona Percy, artist and Moray Wellbeing Hub Champion, to create a dynamic online artwork that helps express neurodiversity in Moray. This in turn will be promoted to stimulate conversation and connection around the subject.

 

Future neurodiversity themed events: More details on our social media and by contacting us.

  1. Wear Your Identity – T-shirt making workshop on the 23rd March online, 6.30-8.30pm
  2. Neurodiversity themed health walk (Scottish Government guidance permitting) April 2021 when participants will be able to show solidarity by wearing their customised T-shirts if they wish.
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