Soul Train Award winner Solange began writing songs at age 9, joined Destiny’s Child at age 15, and is a fierce solo artist today. Born in 1986, she’s already had a long and enviable music career, with several #1 dance hits in the USA. She tells Respectability that she was diagnosed with ADHD twice — the first time, she didn’t believe it.
“The symptoms seem to apply to everyone around me in the industry. Loss of memory, starting something and not finishing it…” She tells Heath Central that "People think I'm high even when I'm sober," because of her high levels of energy and “sporadic speech.” She’s become an outspoken advocate for ADHD, particularly because of the low rates of diagnosis in black children and concerns about the school-to-prison pipeline.
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