Our Team

Em Moratto identifies as a non-binary grrrl, and is a writer, researcher, songwriter, and social worker. She has written, edited, and published a myriad of books and albums and is currently attending the University of Denver for her graduate degree in social work.

Why Out of Yer Shell?

Upon entering graduate school, Em was drawn to research, and more specifically how marginalized communities’ voices were removed or silenced within the field. She studied queer youth suicidality and came to the startling conclusion that nobody was looking for ways to reduce it. Initially, she thought to engage in a lofty career of cutting-edge research on interventions to reduce suicidal ideation and completion, but that shit takes too long, so she decided to use research to back up her own experience with the hope that queer kids, their loved-ones, and providers would have everything they need to transition together.

Favorite Distractions



Books. Books. Books.

Making Music

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Jen Sincero – You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Previous Team Members

I had the absolute pleasure of getting this website off the ground with Cam and Liz, and I am eternally grateful for all of their contributions, wisdom, and collaboration. Click on the pictures below to learn more about these super cool folx!

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