My name is Tanner Zizelman, I am currently studying Exercise Science at Bowling Green State University. I plan on pursuing my masters and Ph.D, and would like to teach and research in the field of exercise physiology.
Areas of Expertise
Exercise and Training, Gay in the Christian Chruch
An idea worth spreading
A simple idea: what would happen to academic and scientific research if schools were designed in a way to ignite curiosity and creativeness?
I'm passionate about
Fitness and exercise, equality for the LGBT community, the use of the Bible in debates, science and religion
Talk to me about
Anything but politics or economics
People don't know I'm good at
I've been told I'm good at everything I do, so I'd have to say people think I'm good at more than I'm actually good at
My TED story
I grew up in a small country town in midwest Ohio, though I feel I was born to live in the city. My parents divorced when I was young. In my younger years I was not very social, which continued until early high school. In high school, I started the realization that I was gay, and I turned to the Bible for guidance. That led to depression, and I was eventually taught by my priest that I was taking the Bible out of context. I was very athletic and musical, both of which I continued in college. My first year of college I had another severe bout of depression, ending with a survived suicide attempt. I now am happier than ever learning about exercise science, and I have a huge curiosity for nearly everything. I love debating gay rights, and absolutely love when someone uses the Bible as a reason for an anti-gay viewpoint. So if anyone is interested, I will gladly debate the issue.