Portrait of Andre Solo and Jenn Granneman, cofounders of Sensitive Refuge
Andre and Jenn, founders of Sensitive Refuge

Um, hi! That’s us right there — Andre Sólo and Jenn Granneman, the creators of Sensitive Refuge. Welcome!

We created Sensitive Refuge as a community where highly sensitive people (HSPs) can be themselves, take a break from the harshness of the world, and feel blissfully understood. 

Since then, we have grown to be the world’s largest website for highly sensitive people. We’re proud to offer research-based, fact-checked articles about the science of sensitivity, insights from HSP therapists and psychologists, and personal stories from sensitive people of all walks of life. Put up your feet and make yourself at home 🙂

New here? Join our newsletter for highly sensitive people (one email, every Friday), or become part of our Facebook group to connect with other HSPs around the world.

Our Mission

To change the way the world sees, and talks about, highly sensitive people (HSPs). There’s nothing wrong with being an HSP — in fact, it’s a strength.

Our Book

SENSITIVE: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World

Our bestselling book Sensitive is our love letter to HSPs (now chosen as Best New Nonfiction on Amazon.com!). You can get it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, or anywhere books are sold.

Media Inquiries

Andre is an experienced speaker and media guest. Email him at [email protected]. He can usually respond within 24 hours.

About Andre: Andre Sólo is a recognized expert on highly sensitive people, leadership, introversion, and the science of sensitivity. The cofounder of Sensitive Refuge, he is an author, speaker, and researcher. Sólo has been a featured speaker at Amazon and Google, and has been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Oprah Daily, The Washington Post, Bustle, and more, as well as numerous podcasts.

Jenn is also an experienced media guest. Email her at [email protected]. Usually she can respond within 24 hours.

About Jenn: Jenn Granneman is the cofounder of Sensitive Refuge and the founder of Introvert, Dear. An educator and journalist, she blogs for Psychology Today and has been featured in the NY Times, the BBC, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and Glamour magazine, and her work has appeared on Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Forbes, HuffPost, Upworthy, The Mighty, The Muse, Motherly, and a number of other outlets.

Sponsorships & Advertising

Sensitive Refuge is open to sponsored content, but we are selective in what we accept and it must be of value to our audience. If you have a proposal or would like to inquire about our platform and reach, please contact: [email protected]

How to Write for Sensitive Refuge

We’re currently accepting article submissions from new writers. To submit, follow our submission process here: Click here to learn about our submission process.

General Contact Info

Have a general question not covered above? Email [email protected]

Or, reach out to me personally at [email protected]. Please note that my time has become very limited, and I am not able to respond to all messages.

Photo of Andre Sólo, bestselling author and creator of Sensitive Refuge, the world's largest community for highly sensitive people.

About Andre Sólo

I created Sensitive Refuge with Jenn in 2017 as a way to explore my own sensitivity and speak up for sensitive people everywhere. I had just started to realize that I am a highly sensitive person myself — something I had denied my whole life, because I was taught to hide it. As I learned more about sensitivity, I realized how many other HSPs have to “hide” who they are as well — that sensitivity is seen as a bad thing, even though science suggests it’s often a strength. I wanted to write about what it’s like being sensitive in a not-very-sensitive world, and to tell people that sensitive is strong.

Professionally, I am an author, researcher, and speaker. I am the cofounder and editor-in-chief of Sensitive Refuge, and serve as the Chief Make-It-Happen Officer of our sister site, Introvert, Dear. I’m also the co-author of the bestselling book Sensitive, which has been named one of Amazon.com’s Best Books of 2023.

In my personal life, I grow too many houseplants, chase after my toddler, and have a a soft spot for fellow misfits. Depending on the season, you can find me in Saint Paul or New Orleans.

You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

About Jenn Granneman

Jenn Granneman, author and cofounder of Sensitive Refuge

Jenn Granneman is the co-founder of Sensitive Refuge and the founder of our sister site, Introvert, Dear. She’s also the coauthor Sensitive and author of The Secret Lives of Introverts. Jenn dedicated her life to writing about these topics after she realized how difficult it was to navigate a world that favors extroversion and insensitivity. When she started her journey, she was living with an extroverted roommate, dating an extroverted man, and working an extroverted job as a teacher. Due to misconceptions about introversion and sensitivity, she often felt misunderstood and undervalued.

Today, Jenn’s mission is to empower sensitive people and introverts to embrace their innate strengths — and to start seeing their nature as a good thing. She has been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, The Guardian, and more.

Since embracing her own strengths, Jenn reads too many self-help books and live a pleasantly boring life in St. Paul, Minnesota. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram.

Thank you for being part of our Refuge 🙂