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Christopher Edwards grew up in the Boston suburbs and graduated from Colgate University with degrees in psychology and sociology. He began his award-winning advertising career as a copywriter at Arnold Worldwide and recently left his post as EVP, Group Creative Director to write his soon-to-be-published memoir, Balls.

His ad work and book updates can be viewed at chrisedwardscreative.com. Follow him on twitter at @cedwardswrites

Entries by Chris Edwards

CNN's 'U.S. vs. Whitey' Will Shake Your Faith in Federal Government

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 12:39 PM

The day after James "Whitey" Bulger was captured on June 23, 2011, I happened to be in Santa Monica with my Boston ad agency peeps shooting a TV commercial. We immediately jumped in our unfabulous rental car and set out to find the apartment building where Whitey and...

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Prom Night(mare)

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 11:37 AM

Most guys don their first tux at age 17 as a ritual that goes hand-in-hand with attending The Junior Prom. In my case, however, God didn't get the memo, and I found myself at Priscilla's of Boston with my mom, grandmother and older sister trying on creepy dresses in various...

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WARNING: Letting Your Doctor Define You Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

(4) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

I was twenty-two when I finally stopped letting other people define me. But when I began saying out loud what I'd been thinking for years-that I was male, not female like my body falsely indicated-I received...

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An Open Letter to Barneys New York re Transgender Ad Campaign

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Dear Barneys:

When it comes to fashion, you've always taken the lead. So when I heard you were featuring transgender models in a spring ad campaign I wasn't the least bit surprised. But I was worried...

I've been an ad guy for almost 20 years, so I know how...

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Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 5:48 PM

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.

This is huge progress for transgender rights,...

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Sharing the Bathroom With Someone Who's Transgender: What's Everyone So Afraid Of?

(8) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 3:45 PM

Two words: "men" and "ladies." When taken out of context, they're harmless. But when posted on the outside of a swinging door that might be used by someone who's transgender, they become catalysts for anxiety -- more so, it seems, for those who aren't transgender.

Trust me, I know....

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