Karin Salmson is a Swedish author and educator in the areas of equality, gender equality, norm criticism, diversity and inclusion. She has a background as a journalist and publisher and has written more than twenty-five books for children and adults.
Between 2009 and 2018, she ran the publishing house Olika ("Different" in Swedish) together with Marie Tomičić. Olika publishes books that reflect the contemporary society and peoples' many ways of being and living. In these books more children recognise their reality, and at the same time the books open up for more possibilities than excluding norms and expectations do. In 2012, Olika published the first children's book that used the gender-neutral pronoun hen instead of she or he ("han" and "hon" in Swedish). As a result, hen is now a natural part of the Swedish language. The same year, Olika publishing received the Equality Award for their work with children's rights and equality.
Today Karin Salmson is mostly active as a writer but also as an educator and a lecturer on topics such as social sustainability, gender equality and equality. Her three latest books were published in 2021, a book for children, a book about illustrated books for pre-school teachers and a contribution to a collection of short novels. In 2022 a book for children and educators is due to be published.