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DiverseMinds is a neurodivergent women's magazine working to bridge the gender gap within the field of neurodiversity. We envision a world where awareness of gender justice has transformed power and privilege into equity and acceptance for all.

DiverseMinds is a non-profit organization launched in May 2022 by youth leaders and neurodiversity specialists. We are dedicated to serving more than 2k neurodivergent women and readers. With our resource integration platform, DiverseMinds empower audiences with tips, insights and challenging common misconceptions from the latest health, wellness and beauty research and spark discussion about neurodivergence in women - presented in a fun, engaging way that helps audiences lead confident, healthy lives.

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Neurodiversity is the diversity and variety of human thinking and neurocognition. This developmental difference is biologically and psychologically rooted, not a matter of belief or “political correctness.” Neurodivergent individuals are not” anomalous” or a source of shame. Still, part of the natural diversity exists within us as a human species obstacles that neurodivergent individuals face in the day-to-day reflect that the society they live in is not sufficiently diligent enough to provide them with the understanding they deserve. At DiverseMinds, neurodivergent and neurotypical work toward our shared goal to create a social environment that works for everyone.

All women feel social pressures in some form, and being neurodivergent can add to the mountainous external pressure to fit in. This is why DiverseMinds exists. Our aim is to create a discussion about neurodivergence in women by challenging common misconceptions and creating a space for neurodivergent women to be seen! We call it the DiverseMinds Revolution!


DiverseMinds is a neurodistinct female magazine working to bridge the gender gap within the field of neurodiversity. There is no single media about women in neurodiversity.

Mission: Providing a platform for women in neurodiversity to shares their thoughts and opinion. An opportunity to express themselves, supporting each other in the society. 

Vision: Bridging the gender gap within the field of neurodiversity.

Value: Community, Creativity, Dignity, Respect and Equity

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An Lin (Ashley) Chen (she/her) is the founder and editor-in-chief of DiverseMinds, where she oversees the brand across its print and digital platforms. She has been a women's advocate since she was small. When she's not exploring Toronto with Chihuahua Dog, Ashley loves playing tennis, hiking, and making new recipes. 


Karina Kofman (she/her) is the Chief- Operation -Officer at DiverseMinds Magazine. She is a Biology major student in York university. She advocates for neurodiversity awareness and promotes a more inclusive and tolerant school and workplace environment.


Adrianna Schmeichel (she/her) is the ADHD director and lab manager of DiverseMinds. She is a recent Queen’s University graduate where she studied psychology. In her time at Queen’s, Adrianna was the co-founder and co-president of the Get Psyched Club, a club aimed to bring together a community of students to discuss relevant topics in psychological research. 


Orly Aziza (she/her) is the Managing Editor at DiverseMinds. She is completing her degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Counselling and Mental Health at York University. Her research has been in Neuropsychological differences in those with ASD. Her work in her community around women’s empowerment and her research in her undergraduate degree has been a key driver in working at DiverseMindsMag. She hopes to help promote a more inclusive environment in science and lifestyle.

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Vriti Bajaj (she/her) is the dyspraxia director of DiverseMinds. She is an aspiring psychologist who wishes to work with neurodiverse individuals. She is currently employed as a support worker in Halton Hills area and work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and with dual diagnoses. 

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Anna Coughlan (she/her) is the dyslexia director and the lab manager of DiverseMinds. She is a 4th-year student at the University of Toronto specializing in Psychology and Physiology.


May Sith (she/her) is the marketing and creative director of DiverseMinds. She has more than five years of the graphic design and media field. She’s a proud undergraduate of University of Toronto, completing the Rotman Commerce business program.


Erica Carvalho (she/her) is the neurodiversity director of DiverseMinds. She has more than 5 years of experience in neuroscience and medical science journalism. She’s a proud graduate of University of Toronto, completing the medical science program with a specialty focus in neuroscience. 


Corey Hollemeyer is a well-known autistic female advocate in the field of neurodiversity. She sits on the Advisory board of the University of Toronto's recent research on Autistic women in the workplace. She also sits on the Women's Leadership Council in United Way.

Deborah Leveroy

Deborah is a neuroinclusion practitioner and academic, working to remove barriers in the workplace by equipping individuals and organisations with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to realize and unlock neurodivergent talent.


Deborah’s research background in dyslexia and performance practice is published in several peer-reviewed journals, books, and industry toolkits (Routledge, British Dyslexia Association). Her practice-based research is grounded in her lived experience as a dyslexic/dyspraxic learner.

Dori Zener is a therapist, social worker and the founder of Dori Zenner & Associates (Good Company) located in Toronto, Canada. Dori is involved in various neurodiversity projects and research with affiliated universities across Canada. Her team and herself help autistic people and their loved ones understand and appreciate neurodiversity by using a strengths-based, person-centered approach. All the clinicians have prior experience dealing with girls, women, non-binary people, and LGBTQIA+ people.

Emma Allsopp is a experienced neurodivergent coach located in London, UK. She has been nominated for a Women of Inspiration award through Universal Women’s Network.

Atara Lipetz is a Psychology, neuroscience & behaviour student at McMaster University. She is also a mentor to neurodivergent children.

Jessica Michaels is an autistic speaker and coach for women in leadership.


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