Compiled from a thread pinned to my Twitter profile on 15 December 2020.
In 2012, I transitioned. Looking back, I have mixed feelings about it. It brought relief to me but it certainly didn’t help my family.
It took several years for me to work out *why* I transitioned. It certainly wasn’t because I was some sort of woman. Nor did I need to have some metaphysical female “essence” or gender identity.
Once you realise that gender identity doesn’t *need* to exist in order to explain transsexualism, it becomes a meaningless concept. But nevertheless, it has reaped havoc in our society.
I’ve spoken out about the impact of what I call transgender ideology on women’s sex based rights,
and women’s sports.
But I am most concerned about the impact on children.
Moving forwards, we need a far more honest debate about these issues so that people struggling with gender dysphoria can find the help they need, not a quick fix. Because none of us should build our lives on something that is simply not true.
Teacher, trade unionist, and journalist