Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee. Photo by Kelli Radwanski.

Everyone needs dopamine. Isn’t that what all the self-care, self-help productivity and creative experts say?

But you know who really needs dopamine? People like me.

I’m a writer, photographer, full-time visual journalist and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) advocate based in the SF Bay Area. It took me a few years to come to terms about my diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD). I’m still coming to terms. It’s often a daily thing. I was also diagnosed fairly recently with ADHD after years of struggle and friends commenting that I had it.

Looking around the advocacy space I realized there were few people like me representing YOPD so I decided to do something about it.

I Co-Founded the Women’s Parkinson’s Project along with two friends, became an Ambassador and PD Council Member for the Davis Phinney Foundation and more recently started volunteering with the World Parkinson Congress as a coordinator for their 2023 Buddies Program in Barcelona.

I’m doing everything I can (okay, only 55%) to maximize my life with these two conditions battling for acreage.

This is my space to share my journey, thoughts and experiences. Hopefully you’ll think differently about disability and neurodiversity and come away with some laughs as well.

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My life living with Parkinson's Disease, ADHD and the search for my favorite chemical, dopamine.


Sree is a writer, photographer and Parkinson's Disease advocate. She works full time as a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area.