Kim R. Livingston

Thirty years of teaching community-college English have made Kim R. Livingston a passionate advocate of neurodiversity. She sees value in our differences and understands that intelligence has many faces. Kim writes what she calls brain memoir, believing way deep down that these stories of ADHD and schizophrenia, of addiction and depression and anxiety—they help us all understand each other and move toward healthier, more peaceful lives.

Her essays have been published in The Sun, P. S. I Love You, Grown and Flown, Cleaver,
Multiplicity Blog, Carbon Culture Review, Blue Lake Review, and others. She earned degrees in English from Western Illinois University and Western Michigan University, and, more recently, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Bay Path University.

Kim lives in Oswego, IL, where she and her husband, after being cat people their whole
lives, are now helicopter parents to two fussy dogs as well. Their three kids were annoyed that the first dog arrived just as the kids were leaving for college. They’ll really be mad when the dogs get a pool and a trampoline.