Season 2   |   Episode 19   |   March 22, 2017

The Secret to Finding Our Humanity with Natalie Egan

We’ve all experienced isolation in our lives, but I’m willing to bet that my guest in this episode of Shared Secrets has experienced it more intensely than most. Natalie Egan spent the majority of her life as a man named Nathan, and says her true identity was repressed so deeply, even she was shocked when it emerged.

In the episode, Natalie shares her journey from a young boy with a sense that “something was wrong with me” to an elegant, confident woman in transition. And she describes how the discrimination she has experienced inspired her to create Translator an enterprise software company that uses virtual reality and other technologies to help people learn and develop empathy. It's one of many ways she's seeking to foster connection and authenticity in the world.