Why I’m Starting a Misophonia Non Profit

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Why I’m Starting a Misophonia Non Profit

The International Misophonia Foundation is a project that means a lot to me, Shaylynn Hayes-Raymond. As the co-founder of Misophonia International, and the remaining owner, I had questions about where my journey was going to lead following 8 years of advocacy. I feel as though Misophonia International has provided valuable information over the past decade, and I’m proud of the classes that I took part in running with Misophonia Education. Yet, I felt as though there was something more that could be achieved. As somebody who has Misophonia, has written about it, and who has dedicated all their time to the disorder, I knew that there had to be something big for the next step…

Thus, The International Misophonia Foundation was formed alongside of a wonderful initial board of directors. We’re still in the process of beginning, but I am so happy to be on this journey. Over the past two years I have been working on a counselling degree, and as I near the finish line on that, I’m happy that my work starting this nonprofit is going to coincide with clinical interests in Misophonia. I know that there is a long road ahead, but I am excited for what’s to come.

A main reason for my interest in creating the IMF is so that there is an organization conducting research and surveying the people who actually have Misophonia. All too often researchers do their initial research and forget to ask those who have the disorder. My goal for the IMF is to put people and families of those with Misophonia ahead of all other goals—whether that is academic or clinical, we the people with Misophonia should be front and center in alleviating our own suffering.

If you would like to join me on this journey, you can donate here: https://www.misophoniafoundation.com/shop/donate-to-found/

You can becoming a founding member and receive lifetime discounts here: https://www.misophoniafoundation.com/shop/founding-donor-membership/

It is my hope that together we can overcome Misophonia!

Misophonia International is now part of The International Misophonia Foundation. On our journey to becoming a nonprofit, we need help from members of the community to realize our goals (funding research, facilitating research, helping sufferers, and providing info to clinicians, researchers and sufferers). If you are interested in helping us grow, you can receive lifetime membership benefits here, or make a choose-your-price donation here.

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Help us Grow Our Non Profit


As we start our journey toward becoming an officially registered nonprofit, we are asking members of the misophonia community to help us realize this dream. Through your financial support we can pay for essential start up costs such as government filings, administrative software, and other technical necessities. We welcome and appreciate all support!

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