Highly Sensitive Refuge

About Us

OUR MISSION is to prove that high sensitivity can be strong. It’s okay to be a highly sensitive person (HSP). In fact, the world could use a little more of what HSPs have.

We are the voices of Highly Sensitive Refuge, a community where HSPs can be themselves, take a break from the harshness of the world, and feel understood. Our founders are Jenn Granneman and Andre Sólo.

About Jenn Granneman

Jenn Granneman has been advocating for highly sensitive people since 2013 when she founded IntrovertDear.com. She’s an HSP and the author of the bestselling book, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World. She blogs for Psychology Today, and her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, The MuseQuiet Revolution, The Mighty, and elsewhere. Speaking as an expert on high sensitivity, she has appeared on numerous radio programs and podcasts. Jenn grew up feeling overly sensitive in a harsh world. Today, she believes that her sensitivity is her greatest strength.

About Andre Sólo

Andre Sólo is an author, adventurer, and philosopher. He is not a highly sensitive person himself, but has spent years in a relationship with an HSP and working with artists, spiritual seekers, and other sensitive people. His writing has appeared on The Huffington Post, The Muse, and Introvert, Dear. As a fiction author, he creates beautiful dream worlds, and his novella Lúnasa Days has been called “a masterpiece of magical realism.” Andre writes about high sensitivity because he’s seen firsthand the challenges — and gifts — this trait can bestow.