Cam Surratt is a trans man with several years’ experience acting as a trans youth mentor and monthly group meeting facilitator. He is currently pursuing a social work master’s degree at the University of Denver, and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation (ABEC) from Canisius College.
Why Out of Yer Shell?
Cam lived “stealth” (not out to anyone who knew him after he transitioned) as a trans man until 2019, until he entered graduate school and determined that he felt safe to come out publicly and add his voice to the others in the trans community. His motivation for social work largely comes from his own experience as a child and teenager who struggled to navigate gender identity, sexuality, mental illness, and transitioning, and he aims to be a person of support for LGBTQIA+ youth that he did not have himself at a younger age. He also has extensive interest in working with animals as part of his therapeutic style, and has several years of shelter work experience as a volunteer and intern working primarily with dogs, cats, and small animals like rabbits and rodents.
Psychoanalyzing Cartoon Characters
“A Caterpie may change into a Butterfree, but the heart that beats inside remains the same.”Brock – Pokemon