Speaker, writer, founder of The Neurodiversity Project
Jenara Nerenberg is a trained journalist, activist, entrepreneur, and international consultant on neurodiversity, innovation, and mental health.
The founder of The Neurodiversity Project, Jenara’s dedication to reframing mental differences and implementing actionable change to support and celebrate the neurodivergent community is rooted in her own journey from deep struggle as a highly sensitive neurodivergent woman to an award-winning reporter and speaker.
Jenara is a frequent workshop facilitator and event host—especially for adults living with highly sensitive personality (HSP), depression, stress and anxiety, synesthesia, ADHD, autism, and Asperger’s—recognizing the array of brain makeups in the human species as natural and beautiful.
Her coverage of psychology and global culture has appeared in Fast Company, NYMAG, Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Garrison Institute, KQED, CNN, TIME, Healthline, NextBillion, Travel & Leisure, BlackBook, and elsewhere. She is the author of the forthcoming book Divergent Mind.
A graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health and UC Berkeley, Jenara was featured as one of ten “Brave New Ideas” at the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival. Her clients include Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Tahirih Justice Center, and Park Day School.
Highly Sensitive and Neurodivergent
September 6 - 9, 2018
Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights
Across the world in top tech companies, Ivy League universities, and leading research and cultural institutions, highly sensitive and neurodivergent people are making huge contributions in art, science, therapy, literature, and more. Though they may face unique opportunities and challenges in daily life, they do not need to struggle. Be empowered in this collaborative and...
The Tiger's Journey of Nonconformity and Neurodivergence
Have you read the children’s book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild? I think of it often when I reflect on modern life. The book portrays a society of animals all standing up as humans and dressed in formal attire. One day the tiger dares to walk on all fours, then goes further by taking off the...