London’s annual Fringe Festival is still on in London, with shows continuing all this week. Of the 46 shows that are available, from dancers, to comedians, and even magicians, one of the shows is The ADHD Project. Carlyn Rhamey is the storytelling comedian of the show, and she has had so much fun putting on this show.
Rhamey’s story is a true one, where she speaks about growing up with ADHD, and how she has embraced being different. This story is so important to not only her, but for others to hear who may be struggling like she has.
She thinks it’s extremely important to”shout your label” and just be proud of who you are, and challenges you may have to overcome. With mental illness becoming more prevalent today, Rhamey explains why it’s important to speak about different mental illnesses and disorders like ADHD.
“It’s important to be proud of your adversity and what you’ve got going on. And I’m definitely ADHD and proud, and being able to do this show and get it done and get it out there, I’ve been able to connect with so many other people.”
Rhamey has struggled with ADHD her entire life, and she thinks it’s important to come out and speak about what you are going through, as there may be so many others who are going through the same challenges. She wants her audience to gain something from her show when they see it.
“We’re hoping that this show will kind of clear up that stigma and stereotypes. And definitely the strengths that come with ADHD, b
ecause there are a lot, and I hope that they will take away that most importantly, and also maybe learn about some of the symptoms that they didn’t realize were an aspect of ADHD.”
Carlyn Rhamey’s show is funny and creative while she tells her story, and laughs at herself and some of her experiences. Shows are still available for the rest of this week.