Grace Abbott – Co-Chairperson
Grace (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa) hails from beautiful Waiariki, but was born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau and currently lives in Ōtautahi. She studied law and then went on to work with rangatahi Māori, as well as tutoring and lecturing.
Grace is currently the Collective Development Coordinator at the Rainbow Support Collective, which connects peer-led LGBTQIA+ organisations that provide lifespan service delivery and peer-support services in Aotearoa.
She was formerly the Tāmaki Makaurau Schools’ Coordinator at InsideOUT Kōaro, an organisation that works to support schools with being rainbow inclusive.
Grace has been a Board Member since 2020 and Co-Chairperson since 2022. She is passionate about upholding mana motuhake and supporting rainbow communities.