Ryan K. Sallans, MA is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, and author of the book Second Son. Ryan specializes in health care and workplace issues surrounding the LGBTQA community. He also works with organizations and Universities on LGBTQ social issues, and media literacy related to eating disorders and body image. Since 2005, Ryan has traveled the nation sharing his story about transitioning from female to male with diverse audiences. His story is told with an intermixing of humor and intricate clinical details surrounding the transition process. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English and anthropology, Master of Arts in English, and a Master of Arts in educational psychology.

Ryan Sallans

2018 Year In Review

In 2005, I stepped out into the professional world with two masters’ degrees and the desire to work in health care and public speaking. I was fortunate to be hired as a health educator with Planned Parenthood where I spent the next six and a half years fine-tuning my skills, approach and knowledge. At the…

University Programs

Keynote LGBT college speaker at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA. Keynote LGBT college speaker at the University of Rhode Island. Keynote LGBT College Speaker for Midwest Association of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) 2015 at the University of Missouri on October 31st, 2015. Keynote LGBT College Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Colorado…