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Transforming the Conversation

Hi, my name is Heather. Welcome to Chrysalis Mama, a unique website, podcast, and blog for you to explore. Chrysalis Mama is the product of our family’s journey with depression, anxiety, and embracing our son, who, among many wonderful traits, is gay. It is my desire to pass on valuable information and offer support to those who are on a similar journey of loving and raising an LGBTQ+ child. You may be asking – how do we change this conversation? I believe it starts within each one of us, blossoms within our families, and then grows within our communities and beyond. My principles are simple yet effective – To embrace, educate, empower, and love. I am grateful for this opportunity to share my passions and thoughts with my readers and listeners. Read on, listen, join in, and enjoy!

Our Story


Do you have a child, teen, or young adult who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or another sexual orientation or gender identity? Do you feel alone in your effort to support them on their journey or navigate your own? Using a combination of solo episodes on in-depth topics and interviews with fascinating guests, Just Breathe: Paretning Your LGBTQ+ Teen helps calm you, educate you, inspire you, and support you on this beautifully unpredictable journey.



Covering topics ranging from mental health, to all things LGBTQ+, to thoughts on spirituality and self-care, the Chrysalis Mama blog is a space to learn, grow, and become empowered.


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