Introduction to Rainbow Chrysalis Coaching with The Witchy Gender Doula (Rainbow Winnike): Empowering NeuroQueer Identities

gender diverse neurodivergent neurodiverse neuroqueer nonbinary transgender Apr 01, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the importance of recognizing and affirming diverse gender identities, especially within the neurodiverse community, has never been more critical. Rainbow Chrysalis Coaching, spearheaded by the compassionate and knowledgeable Witchy Gender Doula, Rainbow Winnike, stands as a beacon of hope and transformation for those navigating the intricate journey of gender identity and expression.

Who is Rainbow Winnike?

Rainbow, also warmly known as Bowie, embodies the spirit of advocacy, empathy, and expertise in the realm of gender diversity and neurodivergence. A non-binary, trans support specialist, Rainbow has dedicated over a decade to assisting individuals in living their most authentic lives. With a robust background encompassing art, education, mediation, and mental health, Rainbow brings a rich tapestry of tools and insights to guide clients on their paths to self-discovery and affirmation. Catch Bowie on our QueerCME Podcast this month!

Education and Professional Journey

Rainbow's academic journey led them to obtain a Master's in Social Work (MSW) from Gallaudet University, focusing on trauma-informed practices, disability justice, and the wellness of transgender, gender non-conforming, and neurodivergent individuals. Prior to this, Rainbow honed their passion for art and education with a BFA from the University of Dayton, setting the stage for a career interwoven with creativity, care, and advocacy.

Since 2009, Rainbow has immersed themselves in various sectors related to human wellness, from providing essential services to those experiencing homelessness to advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights, and from offering mental health support to engaging in sex education. This diverse experience underscores Rainbow's holistic approach to coaching and support.

Services Offered: A Path to Self-Discovery

Rainbow Chrysalis Coaching is not just a service; it's a journey of playful exploration, where clients are encouraged to navigate their gender and neurodivergent identities in an environment that champions informed consent, personal growth, and authentic living. Rainbow's methodology is deeply informed by their lived experience, professional development, and a commitment to research and community wisdom.

Offered in both English and American Sign Language (ASL), these services are accessible and designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. Whether you are seeking to understand your gender identity more deeply, explore expression in a safe and supportive setting, or find strategies for thriving as a neuroqueer individual, Rainbow Winnike offers a compassionate, knowledgeable guiding hand.

A Call to Providers

As healthcare professionals, it is imperative to recognize and support the diverse paths our patients navigate in their gender and neurodivergent identities. Rainbow Chrysalis Coaching with The Witchy Gender Doula provides an invaluable resource for those seeking understanding, acceptance, and transformation. By referring patients to Rainbow's services, physicians can extend their support beyond the clinical setting, affirming the importance of individualized, respectful care that honors the full spectrum of human diversity.

In conclusion, Rainbow Chrysalis Coaching with The Witchy Gender Doula embodies the intersection of empathy, expertise, and empowerment. For neuroqueer individuals embarking on the journey of self-discovery and affirmation, Rainbow Winnike offers a sanctuary of understanding and support, a place where every individual's truth is honored, and their potential for growth and happiness is limitless.


Bowie shared this list of recommended resources for your neurodivergent-TGD patients:

Books on Neurodivergence and Trans Identities

● Unmasking Autism by Devon Price
● Neuroqueer Heresies by Nick Walker
● Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults by Finn Gratin (geared towards
● Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents
Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity

ASAN list of autistic trans resources

Neurospark Neuroqueer Resource list


Before You Go: Enabling Access for Autistic Trans People in Healthcare

Sensory Podcasts with Neurodivergent Support

● Sensory investigations
● Lets Get Sensory, Kelsea Newman OTR/L


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