A series of portraits to celebrate neurodiversity.
'Neurodiversity is a concept and social movement that advocates for viewing autism, ADHD, hydrocephalus, dyspraxia, and dyslexia (but a few) as a variation of human wiring, rather than a disorder.'
The Neurodiversity Project has been on going since 2016 and is in development once more. We want to fill rooms, big or small, with incredible, neurodiverse faces and stories. We want their stories and abilities to inspire others and change opinions. We need your help. If you would like to be involved or recommend someone for the project, then please get in touch, or if you’d like to find out more please read below!
Every person featured is highly regarded in their field. We should want to be like them, befriend or employ them. They are fantastically able in so many ways.
This is a subject close to my own heart as someone with severe dyslexia. The project is an informative celebration of the abilities and attributes of people who are Neurodiverse, raising awareness and informing of the unique skills on offer to the world across multiple areas and disciplines.
The world is starting to pay attention to that fact that many people have different brains and shouldn’t have to pretend they are like everyone else. This is my chance to learn about many areas I haven't come across before, whilst taking portraits of fantastic people. In my one tiny way, helping to change opinion, inspire and encourage. This is the next frontier of inclusivity.
The world is made up of so much diversity, not all of it visible. This will be a series of portraits of individuals with neuro-differences that you cannot see, I may encounter them when working with each sitter but will not try to represent them in any way, nor will I try to hide them. I will see what the world does. Or how the person projects themselves to the world.
I want to fill a room with aspirational neurodiverse people for both neurodiverse and neurotypicle adults and children alike - accompanied by their stories. To see, to think about, to inspire.
I am currently taking one portrait every week or two. If you would like to be involved or recommend someone, then please get in touch.
We are just about to put a funding button and new email address here.