Transcript of 2021 Awardee Hope Shinderman Video

2021 Awardee Hope Shinderman Video


I am neurodivergent. I am autistic, have ADHD and a number of other learning disabilities. During the pandemic, it was incredibly difficult because I wasn’t receiving that support that I was used to in the classroom.

When I created Bored of Boredom, I knew it was important to provide a space for neurodivergent people to learn and to thrive and to be happy, and I could not be more thrilled.

Bored of Boredom has absolutely taken off. We have about 2,500 people who receive individual tutoring who engage in our group classes and activities. We’ve had over a thousand volunteers from 50 countries around the world, and we have ensured their classes are made accessible and heal the world, not only through providing education, but creating an overwhelming sense of empathy.

Whenever I open up the computer in order to interact with my individual tutoring students, I see the joy in their eyes and just how much it impacts their lives.