Yasemin Bahar: Intersex, ADHD & life outside the binary

Episode 174
41m | Feb 12, 2024

Episode 174 with Yasemin Bahar.

“One of the great things about being neurodivergent is thinking outside the box and questioning things. When you're told ’2 + 2 = 4,’ you ask why. Why is it not 5?”

Yasemin is a female-assigned intersex person living in Turkey. They have their BA & MA in psychology, and they co-founded the İnter Dayanışma Türkiye (Inter Solidarity Turkey) initiative, which focuses on personal empowerment and professional development for intersex individuals in Turkey.

We talk about the high rate of ADHD among intersex adults, and we discuss some of the commonalities of feeling “othered” and living outside of societal norms. We also discuss our theories as to why neurodivergent thinkers tend to think outside the box and how this may or may not relate to the prevalence of co-occurring mood disorders and gender nonconformity.


Instagram: @interdayanisma

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Mental Health of a Large Group of Adults With Disorders of Sex Development in Six European Countries

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