Neurospicy is a brand new word popping up all over the random little corners of the internet I like to inhabit.
And I'm seeing lots of weird and wonderful definitions.
So I'm here to set the record straight...
It's NOTHING to do with food, or mind games.
Neurospicy is a fun way to say neurodiverse or describe the neurodivergent community.
So, what is Neurodivergent?
Neurodivergent is an umbrella term for different ways of thinking or experiencing the world that differ from what is considered ‘typical’ in society (also referred to as neurotypical).
It encompasses conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, Tourette syndrome and others.
The idea behind this term is that everyone's brain works differently, so there isn't one way of thinking or experiencing things that applies to everyone.
This concept has become increasingly important as people start to realize that those who are neurodiverse don't need to be "fixed" or "cured" - they just need support and understanding.
Neurodiversity can be seen as a strength rather than a limitation since those with these conditions often have unique perspectives and ideas which can be extremely valuable. In fact, many companies have started embracing neurodiversity in their hiring practices in order to tap into this potential source of creativity and innovation.
Neurodivergence or neurospiciness is an incredibly important concept which should not be overlooked or underestimated.
By understanding what it means for individuals who experience it and learning how we can best support them, we can create an inclusive environment where everyone feels accepted regardless of their differences.
Why say Neurospicy instead of neurodivergent?
Because it's more much fun, and sounds way less intimidating!
Us neurodivergents (especially those with ADHD, like me!) hate to be bored and love coming up with new fun (extra points if they are a little bit silly too) concepts.
When I hear the word neurospicy I think of cute little chilli pepper and it makes me smile.
Also, extra bonus, neurospicy is way easier to spell than then neurodivergent, which is great for those of us with dyslexia (oh, me again!).
So if you're part of the neurodiverse community, and you like the sound of this fun new term, I encourage you to embrace it!