Natalie believes in a future where queer families are equal and no longer have to hide in the closet out of fear. Born and raised in conservative Idaho, she aspires to reduce discrimination against LGBTQ+ families through the power of education and sharing her own family story. Natalie is Pan-Demisexual and Greyromantic and is also an advocate for the Bi+ and Asexual (Ace)/Aromantic (Aro) communities.
Natalie is an author, artist, and public speaker. She participates in LGBTQ+ Families Day and is a COLAGE Ambassador. 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