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 initial diagnosis to college graduation to co-founder of Chingona Fire to Huff Post contributor and, most recently, Honoree of Senator Anthony Portantino’s ten Women of the year for 2017.. 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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