In my research I spoke to 13 trans and / or non-binary Autistic people (people said to live under the double rainbow of neurodivergence and queerness).
I wanted to know about their lives, what they thought about representation and their recommendations for double rainbow research.
I wanted to do work for us, by us.
We spoke about relationships, work, families, trauma, love, hobbies, interests, and hopes and dreams.
The participants were so interesting and amazing to talk to and so insightful too
They had many recommendations! Including talking to more non-binary people and Black Indigenous Autistic People of Colour in research.
Participants also said that they would like to see more work on trans Autistic people who also have Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, especially because testosterone is supposed to relieve pain symptoms.
Most of all, the participants wanted researchers to listen to them about their experiences – they wanted trans Autistic people to be taken seriously as experts of our own experiences.
My full work can be found for free here: