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Empowering feature on ADHD published on BBC Sport website

24 August 2023

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A feature I wrote, exploring a leading cricketer's experience of ADHD, has been published on the BBC Sport website.

Hampshire and Birmingham Phoenix all-rounder Benny Howell, 34, spoke to me earlier this month on Zoom about his life and career, with content appearing across the BBC.

Howell told me, these days, he "thrives" on being different and does not see an ADHD diagnosis as having a disorder, just a different wiring in the brain. It followed a tumuloutous childhood, with challenges in school and cricket becoming the escape.

It was great to speak to spoke someone else so upbeat about being neurodivergent. Positive representation is so critical in the media right now. Benny came out with many great lines, my favourite about how being neurodivergent leads to greater creativity. 

A big thanks to Benny for his time and those in the BBC for commissioning the article. My career aside, it is huge progress for the BBC Sport website to commission an article and distinctly describe the author as a 'neurodiversity journalist'.

You can read the article on the BBC Sport website by clicking here and watch a clip posted by Test Match Special on X, formerly Twitter, here.

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