When Angela was first diagnosed with ADHD in 2006, she was told by a counselor at her community college that “school just wasn’t for some people.” Angela shares her story, from her initial diagnosis to being a college graduate to becoming a published author to founding Chingona Fire and then to being named one of the ten Women of the year for 2017. by Senator Anthony Portantino. Angela shares her journey to show how ADHD has helped her thrive.
Angela Aguirre, a poet, performer, teacher artist and advocate for students who have special needs, is published. Co-founder of Latina Feminist poetry group Chingona Fire, she works to organize events and workshops for women from color in Los Angeles. Angela contributes to the Huffington Post Latino Voices blog and was recently named one of the ten Women of the year for 2017 by California Senator Anthony Portantino.
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