"We are two queer, disabled, and proudly neurodiverse women working round the clock to bring you cosmetics so uniquely packaged… you exclaim “Holy Crap!”when you see it. We strive to give every customer that “a ha!” moment. We collaborate on every single graphic on our cosmetic packaging. Every (non-licensed) graphic is painstakingly built by both of us to evoke your emotional response. We are creatives. Using the same boring packaging that 99.9% of cosmetics companies’ use does not speak to our soul. It’s not enough for us to just sell you high quality & highly-pigmented vegan, cruelty and talc free products. We need to create an exciting environment for them to live in as well. One that brings a sense of joy or wonder to our customers with every use . We will always strive for more and will not accept less." -Karen
Vampyre Cosmetics and its associated brands are a celebration of neurodiversity. Both Rachel and Karen are neurodivergent /neurodiverse. Rachel is diagnosed Autistic, and Karen with ADD. The way their brains work is often considered a hindrance by society's standards but is absolutely an advantage in this industry and in business.
“What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent?
Judy Singer, a sociologist who has autism, started using the term "neurodiversity" in the late 1990s. It refers to the concept that certain developmental disorders are normal variations in the brain. And people who have these features also have certain strengths.”
“Neurodiversity advocates suggest there’s too much attention on the impairments that come with conditions like ADHD. They think a better approach is to focus on what someone’s good at, not what they lack.”
“For example, there’s some evidence that:
People with ADHD have high levels of spontaneity, courage, and empathy. They can hyper-focus on certain tasks.”
“… people with ADHD may have trouble with time management. But they often show high levels of passion, drive, and creative thinking….”
“Those with autism pay attention to complex details, have good memories, and show certain "specialty" skills. Experts think this can be an asset in certain jobs, such as computer programming or music. As noted by one researcher, Wolfgang Mozart had strong music memory and absolute pitch.”
Keri Wiginton “What Is Neurodiversity?” Web MD, https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/features/what-is-neurodiversity