That Day In May.....
For those of you who couldn't join us here's a short description of the Better Together Festival, our celebration of Women with ADHD!
It's been just over two months since that unforgettable day that we all shared huddled together in a magical setting under those beautiful tents and surrounded by the warmth of everyone present. It was supposed to be a beautiful, sunny May day, but, as fate would have it, the weather gave us one more chance to turn adversity into triumph! It was truly unforgettable - rain, hail, warmth, laughter and all!
At some point, you just had to take the hand of the person next to you and dare to dance in the rain.
Each person who joined us for the Better Together Festival did so in their own unique way and helped create a once-in-a-lifetime event for everyone present. We didn't have as much time or dry space for activities and break-outs as we had hoped, but where there is will there is a way. Terry Matlen, Kevin Roberts, and a group of many of you joined in a spontaneous sing-a-along in the small relaxation tropical tent we were able to create. Several of you made beautiful and meaningful art pieces for each other, extraordinary volunteers, a multitude of experts(too many to name here) generously shared their inspiring voices and reflections from over the years and the women there bravely shared their extraordinary turning point stories. Ellen Littman, PhD gave an inspiring keynote. The talent show was one of a kind, with a wide variety of performances that made us smile, laugh, reflect, and dance.
Take a moment to read this delightful article "I thought I was Stupid:The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD", written for the Vice Media women's channel, Broadly, by Maria Yagota, a Better Together Fest attendee. We found that it captures the spirit and messages of the day in ways we can't. Enjoy! Pictures and all.