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Different, Not Less: A neurodivergent's guide to embracing your true self and finding your happily ever after

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Writing has always been my outlet and my safe space; it’s always been how I was best able to share my thoughts and my mind and everything I didn’t have the voice to say; writing a book felt like a natural progression.

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She moved between 10 schools in 8 years, struggling to become a person she believed society would accept, and was eventually diagnosed with autism and ADHD. Once my ‘therapy’ was complete, I had officially been sent off into the world with a mask that made me ‘normal’.To make up for even more coincidences, the fictional ship and the Titanic were the same length, were going the same speed when they hit the ice berg, had the same capacity, and the same amount of passengers actually on board, were both struck by the berg in the same spot, at the same time, in the same spot in North Atlantic ocean. This was intended to be a regular review, but as an autistic person myself, I couldn’t help but respond to the dialogue Hayden creates. Finally, I feel there’s no better way to end an interview with you, than by asking for a fact about the Titanic? It’s clear from the first sentence that Hayden adores anything and everything associated with Disney animated movies. Away from her own land, where life was as confusing and difficult as the hardest journey in any fairytale.

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In 2023, Hayden and other fans accused Marvel Stadium of ableism after they were barred from a sensory room during a concert for Harry Styles in February 2023. Different, Not Less is a moving, at times funny story of how it feels to be neurodivergent as well as a practical guide, with insights on how autism and ADHD present differently in females, advice for living with meltdowns and shutdowns, tips for finding supportive relationships, communities and workplaces and much more. Logie awards 2023: Crazy Fun Park beats Bluey, Sonia Kruger takes gold and Tony Armstrong's back-to-back win".

It also reaffirms that just because something is ‘childish’, you don’t have to stop enjoying it as an adult. We’re given the impression that there is something fundamentally wrong with us for simply existing as we are, so we need to hide anything that screams being abnormal. I want to make sure that people have resources, they have hope, they have the knowledge that they’re going to be okay… And I hope this book is a remedy for that. This is the exact storyline of a book entitled ‘Wreck Of The Titan’, written 14 years before the Titanic sank!

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She provides advice on how to handle feeling overwhelmed, emerging from mental health crises, handling trauma and embracing your most authentic identity. I couldn’t talk to anyone, even my friends, about things I enjoyed because it was all childish, and I had to grow up. Chloé Sarah Hayden [2] (born July 23, 1997) [3] is an Australian actress, social-media personality, activist in the disability rights movement, [4] podcast host, and author.

I highly encourage anyone planning to read this book to have a look at the trigger warnings list that I’ve provided above, or alternatively, list any you can find online to ensure you’re comfortable with the topics discussed. This eBook can be accessed through the free Dymocks eReader app, ( iOS, Android, Windows), or downloaded via Adobe Digital Editions (and other . When they get ostracised for expressing their sexuality or gender identity the way they see fit, the blame is on them for daring to break heteronormative standards.

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She has stated, "I see autism as a superpower, if you look at people at the top of their fields, so many of them are on the spectrum. I firmly pushed away what my mind and body desperately needed to do for fear of being further bullied and ridiculed. Your book is structured with lots of headings, pull-out quotes, and even an index –What made you decide to format it this way? Whether you're neurodivergent or supporting those who are, Different, Not Lesswill inspire you to create a more inclusive world where everyone feels like they belong. Different, Not Less: A Neurodivergent's Guide to Embracing Your True Self and Finding Your Happily Ever After.When a life-changing group of allies showed her that different did not mean less, she learned to celebrate her true voice and find her happily ever after. Since April 2023, she has hosted the podcast Boldly Me on Nova, in which she interviews several guests. I barely understood what ‘autism’ meant myself, but because I was told to hide it, I knew it wasn’t good.

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