About the Author
WRITER, SPEAKER, ADVOCATE
Chelsea Austin Montgomery-Duban Wächter, otherwise known as Chelsea Austin, is a writer, speaker, and self-worth advocate from Malibu, California. Raised by two of the most incredible parents, her dads. Chelsea has taken her story of being raised by two gay men, and used it as a platform to spread love and acceptance, and has advocated for the LGBTQ+ community since she was in high school. In 2010, she was voted one of the Top Fifteen LGBT Activists in the Los Angeles area. In 2015, Chelsea graduated Magna Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College with a degree in theatre and dance.
After a successful, but ultimately unfulfilling career in real estate, Chelsea dropped everything to take control of her life’s journey. Inspired by her own path Chelsea now spends her days as a nationally-recognized writer, speaker, advocate, and certified professional coach on a mission to help others discover their self-worth. Whether it’s through her blog, “The Girl With Five Names,” her podcast, “Worthiness Warriors” or speaking engagements, Chelsea believes in spreading positivity and bringing love, and joy to as many individuals as possible.
Chelsea fuels her passion for the arts through her philanthropy. In 2020, Chelsea co-founded Dance In Color with her husband and close friends. Dance in Color is an organization that provides scholarships to young dancers of color in order for them to pursue their dreams through dance and ultimately create systemic change in the dance world.
Chelsea resides in Los Angeles with her amazing husband, Dominic, and sweet puppy, Moe.