Sally’s respect for diversity, while focussed on the LGBTIQ+ communities, extends into other areas given her own experiences.
In 2001, Sally was recognised as experiencing (to some degree) Cyclothymia . Continuing personal growth has allowed Sally to integrate this into her life and minimise any disruption that formerly arose from experiencing this.
Sally discovered the fabulous book “The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People” by Carol Eikleberry in 1996. This in turn led to a further discovery. In 2005, while browsing the related blog, Sally saw a mention of the phrase “Highly Sensitive Person”. A quick check of the website helped Sally understand a chunk of herself far better than before. Now, being able to value this neurological trait (experienced by up to 42% of the population) has become a major strength for Sally in all of her work. Thank you Elaine Aron for being a leader in this area.
Finally, Sally proudly identifies at the introvert end of that part of the personality spectrum. Books like “Introvert Power” by Dr Laurie Helgoe and “The Introvert Advantage” by Marti Olsen Laney were helpful in Sally claiming that part of herself. Sally is a subscriber to “Quiet Rev” the weekly newsletter initiated by Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
Sally offers all of her traits in all that she does.