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Makes Sense To Me: Illuminating the Neurodivergent World with Knowledge and Compassion


In the vast world of online bookshops, Makes Sense To Me ( shines brightly as a lifeline for the neurodivergent community. Spearheaded by the inspiring Karyma Ellis, this exceptional platform curates an extensive range of books and resources. Makes Sense To Me centres neurodivergent stories, putting lived-experience at the forefront but these books and resources are for everyone to enjoy, learn and be inspired from

The Visionary Behind the Initiative

Karyma Ellis, driven by her passion and empathy, has created Makes Sense To Me to foster understanding, representation, and support for neurodivergent individuals. Her commitment ensures that every aspect of the bookshop, from the carefully selected books to the inclusive design, meets the needs of its audience.

Key Features

  1. Curated Book Boxes

Makes Sense To Me offers thoughtfully curated book boxes designed to meet diverse needs and interests, including:

  • The ‘WELCOME’ Box: Perfect for those new to neurodiversity, with essential introductory guides.
  • The ‘MAKES SENSE TO ME’ Box: A collection of memoirs and novels that provide authentic representation and storytelling from neurodivergent authors.
  • The ‘SPECIAL INTEREST’ Box: Focused on in-depth research and the latest findings in neurodiversity.
  1. Diverse Categories

The bookshop features a wide range of categories that cover various aspects of neurodivergent life:

  • Neurodiversity 101: Introductory materials.
  • Actually Autistic: Books by autistic authors sharing personal experiences.
  • Dys-tinctly Me: Resources on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia and Sensory Processing Differences.
  • Fidgets & Daydreams: Literature by and about individuals with ADHD.
  • Burnout Blanket: Mental health resources.
  • My Neurodivergent Family: Resources for young readers and parents.
  • Picture Books That Picture Me: Visual books featuring neurodivergent representation.

Importance for the Community

A bookstore like Makes Sense To Me is vital for the neurodivergent community, providing accessible, relatable, and supportive content that empowers individuals and promotes understanding. By offering books that reflect their experiences and challenges, the bookshop helps foster a sense of community and belonging.

Karyma Ellis’s dedication ensures that every book and product offered on the site was created with Neurodivergent participation Every Neurodivergent person is different, but this increases the changes of someone resonating authentically and feeling less alone. Making the world a more inclusive place, one book at a time.

Looking Ahead

Currently, Makes Sense To Me ships within the UK, but exciting plans are underway to expand to Europe. This expansion will allow even more individuals to access the invaluable resources provided by the bookshop, further extending its positive impact.


Makes Sense To Me is more than just a bookshop; it is a sanctuary and a source of empowerment for the neurodivergent community. Through the vision and passion of Karyma Ellis, the platform offers a diverse and inclusive selection of books that educate, support, and inspire. Visit Makes Sense To Me to explore their offerings and support this incredible initiative that is making a meaningful difference in the lives of many.

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