Do you remember the first time you heard Trystan Reese speak?
Maybe it was on The Moth Radio Hour, which aired on NPR stations across the globe. Maybe it was when his storytelling video went viral and over 2.5 million people watched it. Or perhaps you were at a conference when he gave a stirring keynote— Out & Equal, Postpartum Support International, the World Domination Summit, Columbia University… or any of his other storytelling events around the country.
Or maybe you attended one of his engaging, transformative sessions on trans competency. Staff at the powerhouse law firm Lane Powell called his training “the best thing this firm has ever done.” Monmouth College hosted him and had this to say: “he had each participant at the edge of their seat, attentive, engaged and enraptured.”
Trystan has extensive experience developing curriculum for groups of all sizes and experience levels-- traditional corporations with no previous discussion of transgender issues, high school students eager to learn about identity, or radical nonprofits working to sharpen their analysis around trans justice. As a transgender man himself, he weaves his personal story into his sessions as he teaches basic vocabulary and terms, facilitates conversations around specific issues an organization is facing, and provides concrete tools designed to equip teams to grapple with an array of trans issues.
Trystan has worked with staff at prisons and homeless shelters, foster care volunteers and city employees, high school teachers and theatre companies. He can teach you how to successfully use gender-neutral pronouns, intervene in a moment of tension around trans identities, and handle a mistake with grace and ease. His trainings come in hour-long, 90-minute, and 3-hour sessions, and can be tailored to your organization's specific needs or pulled right out of the box for a more cost-effective partnership.
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