The Rainbow Team

We are a small team of volunteers dedicated to promoting acceptance and inclusion.

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Alexandra Forshaw

Admin & Website

Alex Forshaw is bisexual, autistic and trans. She’s a mum, an artist, a musician, a writer, a successful software developer, and a director of AIM.

She has written and consulted as an Expert by Experience on autism and its intersection with gender diversity. She has a particular interest in improving mental health services and support for neurodivergent people.

Charlie Hart (she/they)


Charlie Hart is a working mum (HR Analyst), and a loud and proud autistic and bisexual role model.

Charlie was identified autistic in her early 40s and has since promoted neurodiversity acceptance and inclusion, particularly of neurodivergent adults in the workplace.

She has a blog and a Facebook advocacy page, and has written about her experiences as a late-diagnosed autistic woman here.

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Erin Ekins


Erin Ekins is a queer autistic woman who runs the popular blog Queerly Autistic. She has appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show, Radio 5 Live and the Channel 4 documentary ‘Are You Autistic?’ and presented at NAS conferences. She lives in Essex with her two mums, her brother and her two dogs, Thor and Odin.

She has a book called : Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum.

Katie Munday (they/them)

Contributor and website

Katie Munday is late identified Autistic, ADHD and OCD. They have worked with Disabled young people since 2013 through nursery work, social groups, sports clubs and relational research. 

Katie’s MRes in Gender Studies explored first-hand experiences of transgender and / or non-binary Autistic adults available to read here.

They are a community researcher involved in cancer services accessibility for disabled and trans folk, healthcare accessibility for Autistic people and more general work on disabled people’s experience of mental health.

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Kodie Morris-Dalmayne


Kodie Morris-Dalmayne, otherwise known as Green Streak, is a bi autistic advocate.

Kodie, 23, is mum to one little one and is currently studying Criminology and Criminal Psychology. 

Kodie enjoys art, reading and loves to write.

Sab Samuel


Also known as his fabulous alter-ego Aida H Dee, Sab is the founder of Drag Queen Story Hour UK and Britain’s first full-time drag queen storyteller, as well as being the first drag queen in Europe to read stories to children in a nursery.

A proud advocate for autistics, ADHDs and LGBTQIA+ people across the UK and beyond, his favourite colour is glitter.

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Bobbi Elman (she/they)


Bobbi is a Pan Autistic Consultant and trainer of the Autistic Experience for over 16 years with a Post grad in Autism from Acer University of Birmingham. Her website

Bobbi is also a parent of two adult Neurodivergent children, one who is non-binary and pan. Bobbi also writes a blog.

Bobbi has a particular interest in improving understanding acceptance and support for young Autistic Children especially those hyper empathetic and with exposure anxiety ( a type of PDA).

Piper Strange (they/them)


Piper Strange is a nonbinary and queer comic artist. They’ve self published illustrated books such as trans fairy story “The Princess and the Elephant “, and regularly posts comics about mental health, gender, and other nonsense. They live in Warwickshire with their girlfriend, two cats, and a mischief of rats.

Piper’s book can be bought here.

They can be found on instagram here.

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