For our 100th episode, Karin is honored to be joined by Schuyler Bailar (he/him), internationally-celebrated inspirational speaker, author, advocate for trans inclusion, body acceptance, and mental health awareness, and the 1st trans athlete on an NCAA D1 men's team.
Join Karin and Schuyler for a discussion on gender literacy, gender affirming treatment, the different phases of transition, therapeutic and medical gatekeeping, Schuyler’s gender literacy course LaneChanger.com, the trauma from misgendering clients, the origins of Schuyler’s first novel “Obie is Man Enough” and much more.
Schuyler Bailar (he/him) is an author, activist, Life Coach and the 1st trans athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Throughout his journey, but particularly in high school, Schuyler struggled with issues of body image and self-esteem, often battling with disordered eating and self-harm. In therapy, it became clear that Schuyler’s real struggle was with gender identity and that he was transgender. Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – was historic. His story has appeared everywhere from 60 Minutes to The Washington Post. Schuyler’s tireless advocacy has earned him numerous honors including LGBTQ Nation’s Instagram Advocate for 2020. In 2021, Schuyler also released his first middle-grade novel, "Obie Is Man Enough". Schuyler also launched his gender literacy series LaneChanger.com, an educational resource accessible to every school, business, and team.
Learn more at www.karinlewisedc.com/podcast/episode100