“I’ve spent 30 years planning on dying, and now I have to figure out how to live.”
In this episode we sit down with former pro athlete, Ryan O’Callaghan, to discuss his experience hiding his sexuality throughout his life and football career. He talks about societal pressures, relationships with his friends and family, struggles with suicide, addiction, and more.
Since retiring from the NFL, Ryan has focused his life on changing minds and empowering people, while raising money to support talented LGBTQ+ youth through the Ryan O’Callaghan Foundation, which he founded.
You can read more about Ryan O’Callaghan in his memoir, My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me and Ended Up Saving My Life.
Check out the Ryan O’Callaghan Foundation here.
Connect with Ryan
– Instagram: @ocallaghanryan
– Facebook: Ryan O’Callaghan