In this episode of Neuroversity, host Jessica Kidwell interviews Emily Barth
Isler, a writer and sustainability beauty journalist who has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and synesthesia. They discuss Emily's experience with OCD before and after diagnosis, how she structures her life to live in partnership with OCD, and her neurodivergent identity under the neurodiversity umbrella. It is the second of two episodes featuring Emily's insights.
[00:01:59] Understanding Neurodivergence.
[00:03:58] OCD and creativity.
[00:08:37] Writing about painful experiences.
[00:12:15] OCD and anxiety coexisting.
[00:18:38] Living with OCD.
[00:22:08] Neurodiversity in younger generations.
[00:25:06] OCD as a gift.