Now that I’ve become more public and so few therapists are speaking out on the transgender issue, people regularly look to me for advice on this topic. I have a lot of experience with teenagers and that’s where most of my clinical insights come from. However, I’m still learning about the complexity of gender identity. This trans issue is intricate and constantly changing as society continues to normalize it and push it in every institution. The cultural infiltration and conflict around it is like nothing we’ve seen before. I obviously don’t have all the answers, so I seek advice from the people who know best: detransitioners. They are people who identified as transgender for a large portion of their life and figured out that they no longer want to be transgender.
Detransitioners facing backlash for making the difficult decision to reverse course and exist as their gender at birth is a perfect example of our cultural decay. If the trans community is so eager to embrace transitioners citing mental health, freedom of choice and bodily autonomy, why aren’t they equally accepting that it may have been the wrong choice for some? What happened to the loud roars of ‘my body, my choice’? Only the individual knows what is right for them.