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 […]
Ryan Sallans is a transgender man, International Speaker, Activist, Publisher and Author of the book, Second Son.
Ryan Sallans is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher and author specializing in health care, campus inclusion and workplace issues surrounding the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. Over the past fourteen years Ryan has conducted over a thousand presentations and training sessions to diverse audiences including professionals, students […]
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Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life is a story that intimately explores the transition experience of Ryan Sallans, born Kimberly Ann Sallans. Each chapter viscerally pulls the reader through Ryan’s transition from infant to child, child to body-obsessed teenage girl, teenage girl to eating-disordered young woman, female to male, daughter to son, […]
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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 […]
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 […]