OUR STORY

This is us, the OG Normalizers!

 

Ash, my nonbinary lesbian teen, helped me start the Normalizers nonprofit as co-founder and chief marketing officer.

I do the CEO work while still having fun making TikToks, podcasts, and other social media content with Ash. I also helped write our inclusive sex ed book, coming out soon, and help maintain our Discord community.

Our family has trans, nonbinary, gay, and autistic members, making the mission of the Normalizers very close to our hearts. At home, we all treat each other with understanding, love, and kindness. We hope to help create the same understanding and acceptance out in the world.

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MEET OUR NORMALIZERS FAMILY

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MONICA GUPTA MEHTA

Co-Founder and CEO (she/her)

I am a teacher, educational psychologist, mom, and now an author! I started teaching 20 years ago in a traditional (and very progressive) classroom, a combination of Humanities and Social Emotional Learning/Sex Education. I then went back to get my masters degree before setting out to teach the world.

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ASH MEHTA

Co-Founder and CMO (they/them)

As a nonbinary lesbian (who also struggles with mental health issues), Ash has had to deal with microaggressions and outright bigotry. The pandemic separated Ash from their peers during a critical phase of social development. Through the Normalizers, Ash found much needed community support.

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SEVEN

Nonprofit Director (she/they)

Seven journeyed from being a server member right up to our Nonprofit Director. She is passionate about all things mental health & LGBTQIA. Seven runs our Discord Safe Space community server, as well as helping with everything we do from social media to fundraising to education. Seven is a college graduate and is currently training to be a therapist.