Ryan Sallans is most known today as a national speaker who shares his story of transitioning from female to male. Through his presentation, FtM: Scouting the Unknown, Ryan takes the audience on a journey through his childhood and the struggles he had with his body before moving into his adult life where he explores college, romantic relationships, family and his physical and emotional journey related to his transition.
Ryan has given hundreds of presentations and training’s since 1999. His natural, open and caring approach to speaking about challenging issues has made him a popular educator with any group. He also has extensive knowledge and eleven years of experience in the sexuality and healthcare fields.
His memoir, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life has added an extra layer to the work he does and an additional educational tool for those seeking to learn more about the transition experience and life of someone who identifies as transgender.
He completed his education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English and a Master of Arts in English and Educational Psychology. He also worked as a Health Educator for a non-profit agency for almost six years before moving into diversity training and consulting.
Ryan’s transition didn’t lead him into public speaking and writing, but it has enhanced his life, experience, and it has allowed him to meet amazing people along the way.