Nia and Katie Chiaramonte
Partners and mothers committed to loving in the face of fear, shame, and hate.
When we embrace the process of becoming who we are, lumps and all, we are more generous, kind, and forgiving with ourselves and each other.
Sticking with each other through the process.
- From Embracing Queer Family
This is what love is.
Love in the Face is born out of the journey of Nia Chiaramonte to find her true self and live into her identity.
Nia is married to Katie Chiaramonte and together we have built a family that includes five children, a safe home, and a lot of laughter!
Together, we are passionate about ensuring that each transgender individual has the safety and support they need to discover their true selves and live a full and free life. Love in the Face is a labor of love reflecting our own moments of heartbreak and triumph. The road to yourself is not always easy, and we realize the loving support of someone who has been there means the world.
I have been a Human Resources professional for the last 20 years, focused on creating a culture of love, inclusivity, and "Employees First", understanding that
individuals and teams must feel safe and secure before they can grow into a cohesive, powerful organization that makes a difference.
I spent the first 35 years of my life in hiding. Scared to be who I am. Scared of what it might cost me. While the cost has been high, the reward of being able to be free is worth it.
As an mother of 5, the Sr. Director of People for a start-up in Baltimore, Maryland, and avid fan of The Office, there is no shortage of humor in my life. I love to laugh at life, and sometimes it seems like it's a required skill as a transgender woman.
I would love to share my story with you and be there for you in your own journey, or assist your organization in creating a culture that is willing to Love in the Face.
I am a mother, a doula, writer, teacher and a spiritual mystic. I have spent many years in organized religion trying to fit in, and have found my way to an open space, through love.
I have a B.A. in Family Services and I am a sendee of The Living School where I studied contemplative spirituality and it's role in today's rapidly evolving world. I find Christ in all things and strive to learn from and welcome to all faith traditions.
I believe in the beauty and richness of trans lives. I am blessed to be married to an amazing transgender woman who has shown me deep love which leads me to love others. Through my own struggles with ADHD, anxiety and depression, Nia has been a steadfast source of support. Together we share a passion for helping others discover the love inside of themselves.
I would love to share with you in your journey as you seek to discover your true self and to become the best ally for your loved one.