Reminded me so much of something I wrote when I was 13 about “nerves” and “nervousness”. How little — in hindsight and back then — did I know of the physicality of the stuff and how it affects intellect and emotions.
There’s this Donna Williams tripartite model which she explains at the end of Nobody Nowhere once the main book ends with Donna and Anne moving freely in the park after camp.
She talked in particular about mechanisms of emotion which had not been given a name or a vocabulary so that neurodivergent and neurotypical alike could understand and build.
[Neurodivergent = one person.
Neurodivergent/neurodivergence = lots of people.
Thank you Nick Walker and Kassiane].