Can you shed the sex offender stigma or label? Yes. In fact, one man is doing it.

In this episode, I briefly discuss the story of Justin Vargas, a teen basketball scout in Phoenix, Arizona. Vargas was convicted of sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl when he was 23, and which requires him to register as a sex offender. For the last three years, he’s been a scout and performs a very important role for teen basketball players. Vargas continues to prove himself over and over, but fear and hate persist from parents and the community.

So is it possible to shed the sex offender label? In this important podcast episode, I talk about shedding the label for yourself, rather than people that don’t know you. Take accountability. Take responsibility. Do good things. These are all important steps in shedding the sex offender label.

Haters are everywhere…online and off! So how do we deal with people that look down on us? I give several tips on how to effectively manage people who criticize, denounce, and spread hate on social media and in the real world.
“My hope is to encourage registered citizens, former inmates, and anyone facing stereotypes and social ostracism to move beyond society’s labels.” – The Outspoken Offender.