Chefs and Restaurants

My ADHD Led Me to Discover My Passion for Food

Holly Fann

When I was a little girl with striped knee socks and crooked black bangs hanging in my face, I repeatedly heard and absorbed the same criticisms from teachers, classmates, parents, and, more than any external source, from myself. “Sit still. Concentrate. Care more. Be on time. Stop procrastinating. Focus. Just try harder, Holly!” 

By the time I was in middle school, I resigned to feeling a numbness rooted in my failures and difficulties, which...