René Brooks has taken a late-life diagnosis and used it to uplift others.
After being diagnosed with ADHD 3 times, at 25 she was finally able to get the treatment she deserved. She soon founded Black Girl, Lost Keys, a blog that empowers black women with ADHD and shows them how to live well with the disorder. René has contributed to ADDitude Magazine, Kaleidoscope Society, PBS's Roadtrip Nation, ADHD Rollercoaster, See in ADHD, Mindfully ADD, and ADHD Rewired.
ADDitude Magazine Recently named her one of "5 Women with ADHD Who Are Changing The Conversation". In addition to running Black Girl, Lost Keys, René is a Healthline Contributor and a Patient Contributor to TEVA Pharmaceutical's Life Effects project. René was the Keynote Speaker at Stronger Than My Struggles', Crazy Like A Fox event in Baltimore last year, and also has spoken at The International Alliance Of Patients Organization's 8th Annual Congress.