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Little Rainbows

We are very excited to launch our Youth Council’s resource – Little Rainbows. Over the past couple of years, a dedicated group of young people from Rainbow Families has been working on this resource for young people, by young people.

The Rainbow Families Youth Council created this resource in hopes that other children of Rainbow Families can feel connected, and to celebrate the diversity in our lives. Included in this resource are stories of children and young people living in rainbow families, ways that we’ve dealt with different challenges, and suggestions about how we can all be our authentic selves with our loved ones by our side.  

This one of a kind resource would not have been possible without the support of some amazing people and organisations. Little Rainbows was developed with funding from The Aurora Group who saw the need within the Rainbow Families Community for a resource developed by young people for young people with LGBTQ+ parents.

Big thanks to the Rainbow Families Youth Council (2021-2022), who decided what this resource should look like and contributed to its development:

  • Alex Parker-Knowles
  • Jules Cross
  • Lars Emery
  • Leo Gonzalez-Bond
  • Matias Dobson
  • Remy Trees
  • Sammy Cairnduff
  • Theseus Tilly

 

We also thank the other young people who contributed stories, jokes, recipes and much more:

  • Zela Heuschkel-Brown
  • Lionel Heuschkel-Brown
  • Stella Scott
  • Riley Delisle
  • Gemma Muir
  • Joel Gonzalez-Bond
  • Nico Blazey
  • Molly O’Connor Hurni
  • Mikayla Corrie-Muller

 

This resource was developed with support from the Young and Resilient Research Centre, in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. A special thanks to Amanda Third, Shiva Chandra and Benjamin Hanckel who have worked with our Youth Advisory Council to develop this ground breaking resource.

We would also like to thank Vanessa Gonzalez who has volunteered her time over the past five years to create and develop the Youth Council, and to deliver this resource for the Rainbow Families Community.

We hope you enjoy what you find in this resource. In particular, we hope to see children use this resource to feel safe, included and seen, and for others to understand and empathise with these stories.

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