Public speaker, consultant, diversity trainer, and author Ryan Sallans will speak at the University Center on the UW-Whitewater campus. Sallans, who specializes in eating disorders, campus inclusion, and workplace issues impacting the transgender and LGBTQ community, will share his story of his recovery from anorexia nervosa and his transition from female to male. “Becoming Ryan: Eating Disorder Recovery” is free and open to campus and community members.
When: Monday, February 5, 2018, AT 7 P.M.
Where: Hamilton Room, University Center, UW-Whitewater
Over the past 12 years, Sallans has been hosted as a transgender speaker on almost 70 college and university campuses across the nation, sharing his story intermixed with humor and intricate clinical details surrounding the transition process. His experience allows him to not only offer programming for students but also to provide professional staff development training surrounding transgender inclusion on campus. Sallans will talk with a group of UW-Whitewater students about trans* awareness and education and will conduct a trans-inclusive training with faculty and staff.
Sallans appeared in the documentary “Gender Rebel,” featured on MTV’s LOGO network in 2006. He has been interviewed twice on Larry King Live, Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show, Trisha, NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, HuffPost Live and made his acting debut on the web series “Brothers.” He has also been interviewed by numerous newspapers and magazines including The Advocate, USNews, BuzzFeed, The Chicago Bureau, International Business Times, Baltimore Gay Life, and The Huffington Post. In addition, he has written columns for the National Eating Disorders Association.
This program is coordinated by UW-Whitewater and University Health and Counseling Services, with generous support from several on- and off-campus organizations. For information and the complete list of sponsors, visit uww.edu/uhcs. For questions, email email@example.com.