Neurodiversity is a term that refers to the natural variation in human brain function and the recognition that neurological differences, such as autism and ADHD, should be respected and embraced rather than stigmatized. In a power-packed podcast episode, Briar Harvey, founder of the Neurodiversity Media Network, discusses the importance of accessible and educational content, the challenges of producing and distributing content, and the potential of the creator economy.
Neurodiversity and Mental Health
The Neurodiversity Media Network aims to make content more accessible and educational by partnering with exceptional risk-takers to create master classes in various formats, including live streams, podcasts, and written transcripts. The network focuses on the importance of repetition in content marketing and emphasizes the need for consistency and persistence. By utilizing platforms like Substack for distributing content, the network can reach a wider audience and provide support for neurodiverse creators.
Validation Through Paid Content
Producing content often poses challenges, especially when it comes to vetting information and ensuring credibility. Harvey shares her experiences advocating for neurodiversity and how she selects guests for her shows based on their real-world accomplishments, not just their social media presence. By fostering an open environment for sharing ideas and exploring the concept of a founding member funding model, the Neurodiversity Media Network can continue to grow and support its creators.
Media Accessibility & Risk Takers
Finding sustainable funding models and getting paid for media work can be difficult, but the Neurodiversity Media Network aims to create a space for more accessible content and conversations. By building new media models that prioritize long-form, in-depth content, the network can nurture curiosity and lead to greater opportunities for growth and learning. The power of asking for help and the need for a support network in both personal and professional endeavors is also emphasized.
Collaborative Advertising for Community Building
The challenges of asking for and receiving financial support for creative projects can be daunting, but investing in people and their ideas can lead to positive outcomes. The potential benefits of collaborative advertising and the importance of building communities of care to support risk-taking and personal growth are also discussed.
Nourishing Yourself With a Personal Assistant
Accepting help without feeling obligated and the benefits of having a personal assistant to manage tasks can greatly support personal and professional growth. The concept of creating a network of personal accounting assistants across North America could potentially turn into a multibillion-dollar industry.
Embracing the Creator Economy
Supporting creators in the creator economy and consciously consuming and contributing to their work can have a significant impact. The history of creators being compensated for their work is explored, and the need for a shift in mindset about what constitutes a “real job” is emphasized. Collaboration and community are key to fostering a nurturing environment for creators and risk-takers.
The Neurodiversity Media Network, content production, funding models, and the importance of supporting creators are all crucial aspects of nourishing risk-takers in today’s society. By providing accessible media and embracing the creator economy, we can empower neurodiverse creators and promote a more inclusive and understanding world.