Hello and welcome to Iris Tiger, the personal website of author/illustrator Emily Cogan. Iris is the official mascot of this site. Her motto, “Dare to be Rainbow” is a call to arms for anyone who has ever struggled with being different and worrying about what people think.

It can be hard to stand out from the crowd, when all you want to do is blend in. But the world doesn’t need more orange tigers, plodding through their unremarkable lives.

Dare to be a Rainbow Tiger, just like Iris.