Rachel Worsley, the 70th person I’ve met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, describes herself as ‘neurodivergent’, a term I’d never heard before.
Just as we have diversity in terms of race and sexuality, Rachel explained, so we have diversity in how our brains function.
Rachel has ADHD and autism. She also has a background as a medical journalist. Put those two things together and you can see why she founded Neurodiversity Media in 2019.
Neurodiversity Media provides marketing services for clients that want to publish content about neurodiversity, particularly autism, ADHD and dyslexia. The firm also publishes the NeuroWork email newsletter, the first industry newsletter dedicated to this field.
Rachel also has a side business, called typepolar, which involves writing poetry on demand at events – something that’s sadly on hold during this period of social distancing.
It didn’t take me long to realise that Rachel is someone who thinks big thoughts and walks her own path. She also has a lot of energy, which made me regret that we’d been forced to have lunch over Zoom, rather than in person.