Feisworld
Ep 49: Chris Edwards on Balls: A Story of Hope
Dec 6, 2015 · 1 hr 10 min
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Chris is the author of the book called Balls: It takes some to get some, because "Changing your gender from female to male takes balls. And if you’re gonna do it in front of 500 coworkers at the largest ad agency in Boston, you better have a pretty big set!"

Prior to focusing on Balls as a freelance writer, Chris was the EVP Group Creative Director at Arnold Worldwide - this is the company I've been working for for the past 2 years. 

Chris' transition from female to male took years and it was a part of his memory that is very painful to look back on. Chris made a decision to step out of his comfort zone and tell his story, a success story that other transgender people, their parents, families, friends, and everyone else can relate to, and to understand what it means to us, what it means to be human.

We cover a lot in this episode including: 

  • It's been 20 years, why coming out now? 
  • FAQ - what's OK or ask, and what's not to a transgender person
  • Family dynamics and how Chris revealed his story to his nieces 
  • Chris' take on Ben Carson's "Bathroom Bill for Transgender People"
  • "I'm a storyteller, not an activist."
  • The impact Chris had on others through writing and speaking 
  • What transgender people can do to help others

 

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