Rainess is a speaker, author, Life Coach, Jersey Shore PFLAG facilitator, WPATH member, GLSEN volunteer. Educationally, he holds many degrees including an M.S. in psychology and rehab counseling. He's conducted seminars for trans youth, school assemblies and professional development for faculty in high schools and universities. He also provides workshops for the health profession. Combining his 30+ years of experience working in the business sector and nonprofit organizations with his passion for helping trans youth, he is able to offer wisdom from his own life in discussing the surprises, worries, joys and rewards of transitioning for youth today.
In his book "Real Talk for Teens: Jump-start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond" (Transgress Press), Rainess offers trans teens a foundation for transitioning and a unique perspective on what it takes to be successful in today's world. He draws on his rich life history, to offer youth and parents an emotional road-map and physical timeline through gender transition and the exciting life that can lay beyond. After all, what good things can you accomplish with your life when you are done with transitioning?
GLBT of Hunterdon County to host author Seth Rainess, Oct. 1, 2015 at the Hunterdon County Branch Library in Clinton