ADHD, Disclosure & Gender Bias with Nicole Grey

podcast Jan 25, 2021

Today I am joined by Nicole Grey, a 27-year-old single mother of two who lives in New Zealand.  I saw Nicole’s story online and reached out to see if she’d be willing to share it with the Driven Woman Podcast audience.  

Like most of us, Nicole had no idea that she had ADHD until well into adult life.  

  • Nicole was homeschooled and raised in a very supportive, religious community so she never received negative feedback about her behavior  
  • She always wanted to be a police officer since she was a teenager because she was attracted to the excitement and adrenaline rush. 
  • Her life literally changed overnight and she found herself separating from her kid’s father, her parents had moved and she had no job, no place to live, and no plan. 
  • Even though she crushed all the prerequisites and preliminary exams, Nicole’s acceptance to the police academy disappeared after she disclosed her ADHD diagnosis and medication 
  • Nicole’s story is one of gender bias, delayed diagnosis, the risks related to disclosure, and ultimately resiliency.   

I can’t wait to share my conversation with this delightfully driven woman, but first,  I want to share one of our latest 5-star podcast reviews: 

Today’s Podcast Praise is from listener Lislewin who writes:

“Diann’s podcast is spectacular. I only discovered Diann last night and I have “binge-listened” to so many episodes as I embrace my self-diagnosis of ADHD (after the recent diagnosis of my son). Diann’s delivery is witty, grounded, and engaging as well as considered, intelligent and generous. I have loved and learned from so many of the podcasts. The episode called “ADHD Confidently” almost made me cry and inspired me to write a review of gratitude. It is currently my favorite. Thank you and please Diann keep your podcasts coming!

Thank you Lislewin for your generous podpraise, and keep on listening! 

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