After starting his transition from female-to-male in 2005, Ryan Sallans began sharing his personal story, while also exploring ways to increase access to healthcare and inclusion for transgender communities. Today, Ryan is known as an international speaker, trainer and author of the book, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life.

Articles by Ryan

A Media Guide for Transgender Folk: Preparing for your interview

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In the past I have written blogs about preparing to go on TV and assessing your motivation to do so, but after the current waves in the media I felt that it would be helpful to create a more comprehensive guide regarding this process. The rush that runs through a body when receiving an unexpected […]

A Tide is Coming: The Shift of Transgender Narratives on TV

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Over the past two months two incidents have happened that I believe will start to shift TV shows away from the typical questions and expected narratives of transgender people. The first happened when Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera were interviewed on Katie Couric, and when Carmen was asked about surgery, Laverne interjected the importance of […]

Transgender Students Rights and Schools: Where is Our Compassion?

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I have been very fortunate to have been asked into elementary, middle and high schools to conduct all-staff trainings on gender inclusion and working with transgender students. Currently the media is abuzz with the new law in California, AB 1266, which beginning January 1st, 2014 will grant transgender students, grades K – 12, equal rights […]