Yesterday, someone tried to get me cancelled. How did this begin?

Over the past week, I’ve released a videos supporting Nick Morabito, an Ottawa parent who raised concerns about transgender washroom usage at his public school. For those who haven’t been following, Nick made a presentation to the Ottawa school board where he politely raised concerns about cross-sex washroom usage. After 35 seconds of presenting, the chair of the board ended his presentation on the grounds that what he spoke was apparently unsafe for transgender individuals.

A common narrative since his presentation has been that Nick is transphobic. I’ve read much commentary online about how parents like Nick are apparently out to eradicate transgender individuals and that people like him use the guise of genuine concern only as a mechanism to mask their hate.

I don’t believe that Nick is transphobic, nor to I believe that he is out to eradicate transgender individuals. Why? Because I’ve had the pleasure of engaging in a few conversations with him where he’s opened up to me about where his head is at and where he’s coming from. I’m not getting this from news articles or my assuming his intentions, I’m getting it from the actual conversations that I’ve had.

It seems that in 2023, there is a small but loud group of activists who throw labels like ‘transphobic’ towards anyone whose perspectives don’t align what they believe.

Julia Malott

Julia Malott is a Canadian based transgender individual who advocates for bridging the gap between diverse viewpoints on gender identity and ideology. Julia is the host of Alotta Thoughts Podcast which features bi-weekly long form discussions exploring the complexity of sex and gender.

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Julia Malott

Julia Malott is a Canadian based transgender individual who advocates for bridging the gap between diverse viewpoints on gender identity and ideology. Julia is the host of Alotta Thoughts Podcast which features bi-weekly long form discussions exploring the complexity of sex and gender.