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Detrans Awareness Day 2023: Just Chatting Series
A series of recorded conversations with the detrans community
About the Event: Just Chatting
Detrans Awareness Day (March 12) will forever hold a special place in my heart. It sowed the seeds, of the long painful process of emerging from the fever dream of transition. Hearing other stories like mine was monumental in being able to recover, as well as return to my own sense of self.
To honour the day, and organisations like Genspect, I interviewed members of the detrans community, to hear their thoughts in a series of informal chats. With nearly 11 hours of recorded conversation, there is surely something for everyone.
Just chatting is a series of recorded conversations with detransitioners across the detrans community. Many interviews have been held in the media and small podcast with detransioners, but never in this format.
For the first time, we get to hear a new take on detransition, from members of the detrans community, including our very own Head Moderator of /r/Detrans, Alex.
The videos will be released from 11:00 GMT Sunday 12 March on YouTube.
Just Chatting schedule :
11:00 GMT / 6:00 AM EST - Just Chatting with Ember
13:00 GMT / 8:00 AM EST - Just Chatting with Alex
14:30 GMT / 9:30 AM EST - Just Chatting with Jade
15:30 GMT / 10:30 AM EST - Just Chatting with Chris
18:00 GMT / 1:00 PM EST - Breaking for Genspect Webinar
21:00 GMT / 4:00 PM EST - Just Chatting with Redking
22:30 GMT / 5:30 PM EST - Just Chatting with Asher
00:00 GMT / 7:00 PM EST - Just Chatting with Ella(Removed at request)
00:00 GMT / 7:00 PM EST - Just Chatting with Captain Mystery
Supporting This Event
This is a free event, though I appreciate and welcome any and all support for my activism and creative works.
Please specify if you would like your donation to be sent to a specific interviewee, otherwise the donations will be fairly split amongst all parties.
Funds raised for detransitioners should go to detransitioners!
Just Chatting With…
Ember is a 30 year old detransitioned woman, with a talent for the piano. Like others, this was the first time I met and talked to Ember, and it was an absolute pleasure to do so, she like many others offered a balanced, logical and fair view on the political nature of how detransioners are used in the media.
It is an absolute privilege to be the one who gets to interview Alex. She is the head moderator of /r/detrans, and has single handily created an international community of detransitioners and desistors. Alex medicalised as a young teenager, and medically detransitioned at around age sixteen.
Her recovery was not without challenge, yet despite difficulties, has persevered to deliver a fundamentally important service to many, often at great personal expense.
Jade is another talented individual, though they wouldn't say it themselves. Growing up as a tomboy was difficult for Jade, who found herself restricted by gender roles. Just before taking testosterone at 31, Jade underwent a double mastectomy, and at 33 years old stopped taking testosterone.
Primarily, her reasons for detransition were underpinned by the drastic impacts testosterone has on the female body. Now, at 34, Jade is now navigating through difficult health conditions and the challenge of being seen as a young man, rather than 34 year old woman.
Chris is a 27 year old detransitioned man from the US. At 18 years old Chris medical transitioned and like many, found his route way into transition through 4chan and internet communities.
His pipeline is one many young men today can relate too, and now off hormones and reintegrating, Chris has kindly shared his story in great detail.
RedKing is another gentle soul, who in this revealing discussion, puts into picture; a life of alienation and internet obsessions.
At 19 years old, RedKing has now detransitioned and is enjoying life away from devices. In this chat, he bravely sheds light on a rarely discussed, yet highly common pipeline; femboys and pornography.
Asher is an 18 year old man who is already on his third year of college. Highly intelligent, talented, yet sensitive, Asher found fitting in a world as a bisexual teenager quite difficult.
At fourteen he was ready and willing to take hormone treatment, but a set of events, including parental intervention steered him off the course.
UPDATE: Ella has requested her interview be pulled.
Captain Mystery (not his real name!) is a 21 year old detransitioner from the US. He's currently studying for a degree in computing, and talks about a life of being on the side lines, due to his physical and neurological conditions, which have been with him tonight.
Captain took hormones for 3 months, after walking into a Planned Parenthood clinic. In a combined series of event, captain who also runs a Reddit board critical of 'breadtubers', Captain found himself empathising with the experience of detransitioners.
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