I’m Not Rigid…Rigid Means…

Drudgery and Dreams Season 3, Episode 26 Cover Art

Angela and Molly are info dumping all about rigidity and how it affects everything from day to day life, traveling, work–you know all the things us neurospicy people experience. Listen in as Angela shares how she is flexible when flexibility is the known expectation (like teaching middle school) and how they mistook this for being […]

Neurodivergence…It Really IS a Spectrum

Drudgery and Dreams Podcast Coverart Season 3 Episode 25 Neurodivergence...It Really IS a Spectrum.

Forget the aisle-there are so many neurospicy flavor packets we get our own store! Too often people hear “neurodivergent” and think Autistic or ADHD and dyslexia. But neurodivergence is way more than most people realize. In this episode, Molly & Angela share the origin of the word neurodivergence, its original definition, the fabulousness of Neuroqueer, […]

Summer Shenanigans & Forking Transitions

Drudgery and Dreams Podcast Episode Cover Art. Season 3 Episode 24 Shenanigans and Forking Transitions

We’re back for another season (that’s 3 if you weren’t counting!) of Drudgery and Dreams. This episode is all about Angela’s dice rolls and foot rubs, Molly’s cross-country tour (and the pitstop in Ontario), all the forking transitions the summer has thrown us, and what we have planned for Season 3. Out of Sight, Out […]

Schools Out for Summer: The Neurodiversity Dilemma

Drudgery and Dreams Podcast cover art for Episode 23. Schools Out for Summer: The Neurodiversity Dilemma

With the school year coming to a close–everybody is heading into transition. Whether you’re excited or scared shitless, listen up because we’re gonna talk through all the different end of school year transitions, frustrations, and coping skills this summer will require for both children AND adults. In this last episode of season 2, Molly and […]

Planning Her AuDHD Way with Sabra Gilbert

Drudgery and Dreams Podcast Season 2, Episode 22 Cover Art: Planning Her AuDHD Way with Sabra Gilbert

Raise your hand if you have bought a planner, used it for a good two weeks, and then left it to die in a drawer or doom pile filled with more planners. The complexities that are being multi-passionate, and an intense planner who may or may not need flexibility leads you to a planner graveyard. […]

Don’t Tell Me How to Function

Episode Cover Art for Drudgery and Dreams Podcast. Episode 21 Don't tell me how to function

The Struggle Bus is real. Oh shit, can I say that? Today’s conversation takes Angela and Molly into the DSM 5 game of Autistic “levels” of support.  Where they will talk all about the importance of wordshow outdated words need to go (maybe)why functioning labels (in all forms) can fly a freakin’ kite and also […]

Stress, Silos, and Racing Thoughts

Drudgery and Dreams Episode Cover Art for Episode 20 Stress, Silos, and Racing Thoughts

“Have you ever had something you were looking forward to so much, and you had to put so much effort and energy in planning that thing and it’s consumed your mind and kept you up at night? And you’re up in the morning and you’re barely eating or you’re over eating? Because you’re putting so […]

Advocating and IEPs with Rebecca A. Weiner, M.Ed.

Episode Cover Drudery and Dreams Episode 19 Advocacy and IEPs with Rebecca A. Weiner, M.Ed.

Rebecca A. Weiner, M.Ed. is back with us today in this powerful episode about inclusion, advocacy and self-advocacy, IEPs and other learning plans and goal-setting, and the power of curiosity (seriously, she has an amazing story about a classroom transformation all thanks to the power of “so what” and “what-if” in one of the classrooms […]

Stimagz with Kody Lukens

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Molly and Angela are joined by Stimagz founder, Kody Lukens. They start the episode off right nerding out over Mandalorian – don’t worry, no spoilers – and the Millenium Falcon before jumping into the creation of Stimagz, Kody’s ADHD experience, how cool squirrels are, motivation, entrepreneurship, and the need to just go ahead and embarrass […]

Why can’t my neurodivergence be accommodated, too?

Episode Art Drudgery and Dreams Episode 17 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 […]

Neurodivergent Sensory, Stims, & Supports

Drudgery and Dreams Episode cover art. Episode 16, Neurodivergent Sensory, Stims, and Support

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 […]

Stardate 76568.5 Molly’s Neurodivergent, Queer, Squeektastic Voyage

Drudgery and Dreams, Podcast Cover Art. Episode 15, 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 […]

Angela’s ADHD, Queer, Autistic Wonderland

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You asked for it so here it is. Angela’s story. Angela takes Molly on a tour through her Wonderland. The story starts in Weirdville and takes a side quest to Queertown. A trip to Autisticland brings back memories for Molly as she recalls Angela’s first visit before she realized that it was home. And Angela […]

Anti-Resolutions & New Year’s Transitions

Drudgery and Dreams Episode cover art. Episode 13, Anti-resolutions and New Year's Resolutions

Welcome to Season 2! Molly and Angela are excited to get going this year! And what better topic than resolutions and transitions, right?  True to their ND spirits, they aren’t jumping on the resolutions bandwagon.  Instead, they are talking anti-resolutions by not making resolutions at all or—YIKES!—only making resolutions that you actually want to make […]

Medicine, Masks, and Meltdowns

Drudgery and Dreams Episode 12 Cover Art: 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 […]

The Zone of Consent

Drudgery and Dreams Podcast, Episode 11 Cover Art. 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 […]

Touched Out, Peopled Out

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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 […]

Navigating the Holidays as a Neurodivergent Queer Human

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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 […]

Co-Regulation and Neurodiversity

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In this episode of Drudgery and Dreams, Molly and Angela dive into the importance of co-regulation. Last week, Molly showed us all how to co-regulate when she supported Angela when she got overwhelmed and was legit frozen from the restraints of time and the sheer amount of things she wanted to say about something she […]

Beyond the Bedroom: BDSM for Neurodivergent Folks

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Imposter Syndrome, Confidence Culture, and Other Positive BS

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Molly and Angela are calling bullshit again. This time, it’s all about the toxic side of positive psychology, how confidence culture is making us feel worse, and acknowledging that conversations around “imposter syndrome,” as it has been defined by the current social narrative, might be holding us back rather than propelling us forward.  Fake it […]

Building a Biz Out of Necessity

Episode 3 Building a Business Out of Necessity. Drudgery and Dreams Podcast.

What happens if you realize—well, fork me, I guess I need to start a business? With up to 85% un- or under-employment, many neurodivergent and queer folks become entrepreneurs out of necessity. In this episode, we discuss how businesses aren’t always the product of passion and inspiration–but a way to survive.  You might need to […]

Neurodivergence + Queerness

Episode 2 Neurodivergence and Queer. Drudgery and Dreams Podcast

We are here, we are queer…and neurodivergent. Those two things are not separate from one another. They go together like love and gay marriage 😉 It’s bisexual awareness week and we are celebrating by talking about understanding ourselves as queer beings from childhood right up to today. We share our personal stories, but also some […]

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