My name is Yuuchi Morales. I am a neurodivergent fiction writer, story editor, and productivity enthusiast.
I started Expand Yu as a way to share productivity tips and resources specifically designed for a neurodiverse audience.
I also run the writer’s group Neurodivergent Storytellers, a discord group that exists in the intersection between creative writing and neurodivergence.
I received my Autism diagnosis in 2019, at the age of 25, after spending four years working dead-end jobs while in a seemingly endless cycle of burnout that I am still recovering from.
My formal diagnosis came with an incredible sense of relief. But it was only the beginning of a long journey of getting to know myself and my needs.
It also came with a growing sense of injustice. The more I learned about myself, about the tools and advice that actually fit with my brain, the more I realized it didn’t need to be as hard as it had been all these years.
I am on a journey of exploration and growth as I find the tools I need in order to be successful in my goals, and I want to take as many people with me as I can.
On my blog, I share reviews on methods and tools that have worked for me; guides on how to build a more comprehensive support system for getting things done our own way; and posts on my personal interests in storytelling, neurodiversity, and more.
If there’s something I can do to help you on your own journey, I would love to hear from you.