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Embracing Queer Family

We're excited to announce our new book, available for pre-order now!


The last year has been quite the whirlwind for our family and we wanted to let you in on what's been going on! First, we've taken the opportunity with a new job to move across the county from Iowa to Maryland! As we started the next chapter of our lives with our five kids on the East Coast, we began writing a new book with Broadleaf Books. After 18 months of writing and listing to our community, we're excited to announce that Embracing Queer Family: Learning to Live Authentically in our Families and Communities is available for pre-order now!




What's it about?


When we began, we set out to write a book that we thought would have been helpful to us on our journey. Coming out as an individual, then as a family, is a tall task. For those up to the challenge there's no shortage of ups and downs. We wanted to provide as much support and guidance that we could for queer individuals and families, while understanding that every individual and family journey is unique. Below is the short synopsis of the book from the publisher.


Embrace the Queerness of your family, take ownership of your journey, and use your voice to bring light to your communities.


When Nia Chiaramonte came out as a trans woman to her wife Katie, she knew she would be met with a loving response. But she was less sure where this would leave their relationship, their marriage, and their family. Even murkier was what would happen when they began to bring their extended family, friends, and broader community alongside them on their journey of identity formation as a Queer family. They needed a guide for what lay ahead.


Now, drawing on their own experiences as well as their expertise in psychology, spirituality, and family systems, Nia and Katie Chiaramonte offer the tools they wish they'd had for their journey.


Embracing Queer Family is a guidebook for Queer families on how to live into their true selves and strengthen their communities through radical love, acceptance, and mutual healing. With hands-on tools for learning and reflection in each chapter, this needed resource tackles issues of inclusion and acceptance and offers practical advice for how individuals and families can honor themselves and find transformation for their whole community through love.


Whether you are a Queer person on the journey of self-awareness, an ally looking for resources, or a family member seeking advice for how to navigate a loved one's coming-out process, this book is for you. It's now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and our own broadleafbooks.com.

What's next?

For those who can, pre-order our book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or on Broadleaf Books at the links above. Also for those who can, please spread the word! We hope this book will be useful to all queer individuals and their families, especially those who are unsure where their journey is going to take them.

We've got a few more fun things happening but for now, reach out and tell us what you think, we'd love to hear from you!


See you soon!


Nia and Katie


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