I recently presented at the FTM Fitness Conference in Atlanta. It was three days of speakers, breakout sessions and events focused on the acknowledgement, discussion, education and celebration of transgender fitness in all forms: physical, emotional, mental and financial. This was the second year for the FTMFitcon, which will soon be going thru a rebranding of sorts…but we’ll get to that later. For most people that have heard of FTMFitCon, they know it as the ‘First FTM Bodybuilding Competition’, but that event is just one aspect of the conference. In addition to the historic bodybuilding competition, there was a fashion show, morning bootcamps, a wellness fair, more than 20 workshops and discussions and a closing ceremony and reception. Among the keynote speakers were Buck Angel, Ryan Sallans, Dr. Kortney Ziegler, and Tracee McDaniel (who has appeared on The Strong Stance a number of previous times).
I attended the conference in a number of different capacities. Primarily, I was there as a session presenter, but I was also there as an attendee and as press. In tonight’s episode of The Strong Stance, we’re gonna do something a little different. I’ll talk a bit about my session presentation and my experiences as an attendee, but more importantly, I’ll talk to a number of attendees as well as FTM Fitness World founder and president, Neo Sandja. You won’t want to miss this, so stay tuned.