Natalie is an Idaho native who believes in a future where queer families are equal and no longer have to hide in the closet out of fear. She aspires to reduce discrimination against LGBTQ+ families through the power of education and sharing her own family story.
Natalie is an author, artist, and public speaker. She participates in LGBTQ Families Day, is a COLAGE Ambassador and represents Idaho on the Western Region Advisory Council through Family Equality Council. She is the founder of Treasure Valley Queerspawn, a Boise-area group for teens and adults with at least one LGBTQ parent or guardian. ‘Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View from the Closet’ is her first book.
For more information, check out her recent interviews and watch her 2018 TEDxBoise talk:
- Boise State Public Radio (NPR)
- The Arbiter
- Hofstra University
- Family Equality Council
- Word Bank Writing & Editing
*To read about Natalie’s travels, check out her blog: gadabouttheglobe.com