Heather Hester

Founder and Creator at Chrysalis Mama
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Heather Hester is the founder of Chrysalis Mama which provides support and education to parents and allies of LGBTQIA adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Just Breathe: Parenting your LGBTQ Teen. As an advocate and coach for parents and allies, she believes the coming out process is equal parts beautiful and messy. She works with her clients to let go of fear and the feelings of isolation so that they can reconnect with themselves and their child in a meaningful, grounded way. Heather creates a space where growth and shifts can occur through education and empowerment, instilling the confidence that anyone can move through the coming out process with understanding and love. She also works with companies’ DEI initiatives to educate and empower their employees. She is a writer, married to her best friend 27 years, the mother of four extraordinary kids (three of whom are LGBTQIA), and a student of life who believes in being authentic and embracing the messiness.

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