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.

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Charlie Hart

Contributor

Charlie Hart is a working mum (HR Systems 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

Contributor

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, due out soon: Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum.

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Sab Samuel

Contributor

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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