Today I’m talking to the delightful Rachel Keighley. She is the host of the Over The Rainbow Podcast, which is dedicated to queer education and queer representation. She is a PhD student at the University of Leicester specialising in LGBTQ+ online hate and has recently started the international book club, Reading the Rainbow.
In this episode we take a deep dive into all things queer and community. Rachel tells us what inspired her to start her own podcast and what led her to dedicating an entire PhD to studying LGBTQ+ online hate. She shares with us her own coming out story, and gives some great practical tips on how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
Importantly, we discuss exploring your identity and finding a sense of belonging in the world, and the power of questioning the stories we received when growing up.
Rachel’s passion and dedication are inspiring.
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Rachel Keighley is the host of Over the Rainbow, an LGBTQ+ podcast dedicated to queer education and queer representation. She is also a PhD student at the University of Leicester specialising in LGBTQ+ online hate, its impacts and the accessibility and efficacy of support to victims of hate. Rachel recently started an international online queer book club, Reading the Rainbow.
If you’d like to get involved and read the queer universe with her and fellow LGBTQ+ people and allies, send her a DM on Instagram (@_overtherainbowpodcast). In her spare time, Rachel loves to travel the world, read, and spend time with her girlfriend and sausage dog, Teddy.
About Your Host – Lisa Pascoe
I’m Lisa and I’m an Intuitive Life Coach. I am on a mission to help empaths, highly sensitive women and LGBTQ+ folks to slow down and prioritise their wellbeing so that they feel more present in their lives, experience more joy and live life on purpose.
I do this through 1:1 coaching, workshops and nourishing circles. When I’m at my happiest, you’ll find me swimming in the sea. I live on the South Coast with my wife, and miniature sausage dog Henry.