Rainbow Mosho is a 13 year old published author and artist on the autism spectrum.
From October 3-15, Just Love Coffee Cafe in Murfreesboro (East) will be holding an art exhibit featuring Rainbow’s pieces, inspired by recent experiences with travel, weddings, horse therapy and testing positive for COVID-19.
Rainbow Mosho creates art to feel safe and emphasize her uniqueness.
Rainbow is learning her emotions are to be shared and art is the medium that facilitates this process.
Rainbow states, “The last 18 months have been hard for everyone. But harder for many kids. Even harder for kids with disabilities. I have something to say. My art expresses my emotions. I want other kids to relate to my experiences and find hope with my creations.”
Yadira, her mother, says, “What matters here is the reaffirmation that nothing is impossible and we can always find a solution. Her goal is to see her art and books used as tools to support kids’ mental health.”
Presently, the artist lives in Middle Tennessee. Borderless Arts TN has provided massive support with workshops and this exhibit. She acknowledges the state has opened the doors to diverse experiences in the art world.
Predominantly creating and working as an artist, Rainbow has participated in art crawls, self-support groups, art events on social media and in community events. She has also attended the Autism Observance Event at the United Nations and was a featured guest in the PBS documentary, Autism: Breakthrough to Hope and the HOP.TV reality show – Living Out Loud (ROKU).
Rainbow Mosho was born in Athens, Greece in 2008. She was developing like any other child. But at 30 months, Rainbow had a massive regression and autism became a part of her life. She loves dinosaurs, whales, and the Titanic.
Dyslexia also challenged her. Thomais learned to read at almost 9 years old. Thomais paints, draws and runs daily.
In 2020, she created the COVID-19 Art series to express the discovery of life and death, handling PTSD, greater meaning of family, and deep wisdom for a 12-year-old with autism. Her art has been exhibited in Tennessee, U.S.A. and Japan. Her creation Afro Power won 3rd Prize in the Fly Your Flag contest – organized by Kidizenship. She has self-published 3 books in 9 months.