Carla Ciccone

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Carla Ciccone is a writer from Toronto. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Cut, and Bon Appétit.


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Before My ADHD Diagnosis, I Looked to Astrology for Answers

An accurate astrological picture gave me a sense of control over the different way my mind worked.

Feb 02, 2022
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ADHD Made Me Bad at Friendship

Undiagnosed ADHD didn’t make me seek out bad friends, but it did distort the ways I saw myself and how I thought friendships should feel.

Dec 01, 2021
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Getting Diagnosed with ADHD Changed Everything and Nothing

The doctor said she knew in the first five minutes. In eighteen years of schooling and thirty-nine years on the planet, no one else had ever noticed.

Oct 07, 2021
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What I Learned from ‘La Papessa,’ the Woman Who Ran the Vatican

Many of us don’t get the chance for revenge, justice, or even goddamn peace. Olimpia managed to succeed, throughout her entire life, where men wanted to see her fail.

Nov 14, 2018