Ryan Sallans, MA is an inspirational transgender speaker and author who specializes in inclusion, diversity, healthcare and building self confidence (resiliency). For the past 20 years, Ryan has worked in the fields of eating disorder recovery, sexual orientation, and gender identity development. His growing body of texts and teachings assist corporations, healthcare institutions, federal agencies, universities, and communities.
An internationally utilized gender subject matter expert, Ryan specializes in building inclusive environments and trauma-informed care for students, patients, employees and clients. His unique approach uses the craft of storytelling, guided by his academic degrees and experiences in cultural anthropology, English and educational psychology. Ryan’s stories help audiences understand how to communicate and build better relationships with each other, while also learning a little bit more about themselves.
Since his own transition from female to male, which began in May of 2005 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ryan’s story and work has reached people worldwide through his websites, books, articles, speaking engagements, and interviews. He’s appeared on radio, podcasts, magazines, newspapers, and mainstream television – the documentary Gender Rebel, Larry King Live, Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show, Trisha and Cheddar TV.