Becoming Ryan: Eating Disorder Recovery

Ryan Sallans will talk about “Becoming Ryan: Eating Disorder Recoveryā€¯ at 7 pm on Mon, Feb 5, 2018 in the University Center’s Hamilton Room.

Ryan shares his transition story where he explores the intersections of identity as his identities changed. His story begins with his childhood and the struggles he had with his body, before moving into his college years where he struggled with anorexia nervosa. When he began coming out as transgender, he speaks to his experiences around rejection from family and his lesbian partner, discrimination from healthcare providers and employment, and struggles with financial resources to assist in his physical transition. — from the campus calendar

Sallans is a transgender speaker, author, trainer, and advocate who specializes in eating disorders, campus inclusion, and workplace issues impacting the transgender and LGBTQ community. He is the author of the book Second son: Transitioning toward my destiny, love and life (summary at Google Books).

Andersen Library has other resources to learn more, including books such as Coming out: An act of love (3rd-floor Main Collection, HQ75.2 .E53 1991), Crossing: A memoir (3rd-floor Main Collection, HQ77.8.M39 A3 1999; preview text available at Google Books), and Black LGBT health in the United States: The intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation (3rd-floor Main Collection, RA564.9.S49 B53 2017). Please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk) if you’d like assistance with finding materials.

Learn more about Sallans at the website https://www.ryansallans.com/

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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