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Touched Out, Peopled Out

Touch and connection with people. It’s something we all need but we want it on our own terms. Molly and Angela talk about being touched out and peopled out in this episode. Join us for this conversation as we talk about the shame and guilt that comes with touch in a variety of our relationships […]

The Zone of Consent

We are giving a big ass enthusiastic YES! to this one!!! From FRIES to rings and yummy goodness in between, this episode is a full course meal! Angela loves to blow folks’ minds with her take on consent and Molly reminds us all that not only is consent a process, but learning about it and […]

Medicine, Masks, and Meltdowns

Depending on your own neurospicy flavor, this week’s episode may be a must listen. We’re talking all about how medicines eff with our ability to mask, the different ways people in the neurodivergent community view masking, and all the overloads/meltdowns—and even this word is a controversy in the community—that come as a result of life […]

Stardate 76568.5 Molly’s Neurodivergent, Queer, Squeektastic Voyage

Sergeant Squeaks is in the house! Molly may not have known they were neurodivergent their whole life–but now that she does? Well–that’s what this episode is all about. Reflecting on the highest and lowest points of her past to acknowledge the (now obvious) signs of her ND life. Listen as Angela helps Molly talley up […]

Neurodivergent Sensory, Stims, & Supports

Rocking, magnets, and squeeks*! Oh my! In this episode, we get into the nitty gritty of the senses, all eight of them. You heard that right—EIGHT, not the five you were taught in elementary school! Then things get stimmy when Molly shares how multiple ND people in one home can be tricky and Angela adds […]

Why can’t my neurodivergence be accommodated, too?

“Back the fork up. I’m about to explode like my little kiddos house in Minecraft when it’s built from TNT” (Molly, 7:56). Today, we are talking about needing accommodations but not always getting them because we are the one’s doing the accommodations most of the time. Because we can…until we can’t. We talk about why […]

Imposter Syndrome, Confidence Culture, and Other Positive BS: Part 2

Join Molly and Angela in Part 2 of Imposter Syndrome, Confidence Culture, and Other Positive BS as they focus on the “Father of Positive Psychology,” Martin Seligman’s, personal statements about the substance of this practice, and the help versus the harm that it causes. This one’s intense, y’all, so buckle up, buttercup, you’re in for […]

Sitting in the Messy Middle with Guest, Rebecca A. Weiner, M.Ed.

Join Angela and Molly for the first ever guest episode of Drudgery and Dreams. We are joined by Educational Consultant and Inclusionist, Life-long learner, and creator of Learn Play Grow Educational Consulting, Rebecca Weiner, MEd. Rebecca is here planting seeds of change so families and teachers, who have been talked out of their intuition and […]

Beyond the Bedroom: BDSM for Neurodivergent Folks

Bondage, Dominance, Submission…let’s talk about that! Today, Molly and Angela delve into BDSM—but not exactly in the way you might expect. We aren’t talking about sex, baby! This episode is all about understanding how the structure and practices within BDSM can support us individually as well as in our relationships with others. And you’ll get […]

Navigating the Holidays as a Neurodivergent Queer Human

The holidays. We could probably just stop there and our point is made. Alas, we have more to say.  Join us as we talk about challenges that neurodivergent and queer ADULTS (of course, we do talk about the littles as well, we are parents after all) experience at this time of year. With its hearty […]

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