Kelly Huegel Madrone is a freelance writer, writing coach, and speaker. She has worked for the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., chapter of PFLAG, where she helped provide support and educational services for LGBTQ people and their families. The author of two books and more than one hundred published articles, Kelly has a special passion for working with teens. She holds a degree in secondary education, is a licensed massage therapist and massage educator, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition, and is a martial arts black belt. Kelly lives in New Mexico with her partner Mala and their daughters. Kelly welcomes readers to follow her updates on LGBTQ politics and people or message her directly via Twitter @LGBTQguide or to subscribe to her newsletter at www.kellymadrone.com.