Author - 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.

Let’s not get offended by other people’s language

(Before we get started, I realize my swimsuit looks ridiculous under this dress. Hindsight is a wonderful thing😂) Yesterday I received a DM from someone who was very upset about some language that I used. In a television interview, I referred to Correctional Officers as Prison Guards and they did NOT take kindly to this. In their message, they compared it to misgendering a transperson… and I actually...

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I Love Being Trans in the Conservative South

As someone who is transgender, a lot of people tell me that I shouldn’t be travelling in the American South. “It’s not safe” I’m told. There’s this assumption that I would not be accepted amid southern, religious, conservative culture. And… there’s some truth to that. People down here are more willing to express their dissent to sex and gender matters. I don’t think that’s a bad thing though. Because when...

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Biological sex matters, but it’s not everything

Biological Sex Matters …. but it isn’t everything. If we can get that balance right, our gender identity conflicts would solve themselves. In an effort to create inclusive environments, sometimes we’ve acted as though biological sex isn’t a thing. As though there aren’t key physiological differences between males and females. I’m not kidding when I say that on many...

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Local media matters. Let’s not celebrate it’s demise

I have a lot of friends who despise what they call the main stream media. They tell me that the media holds a strong left-leaning bias and doesn’t approach issues equally and give consideration to conservative worldviews in their analysis. I get that frustration. As someone who is center in my views (and sometimes holds a slight right-leaning bias), I have felt that way myself in certain...

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Puberty Blockers and Hormones for Transgender Kids

Today Pierre Poilievre, the leader of the Canadian Conservative Party, took a stance on puberty blockers for gender dysphoric children. And that stance was a hard no to puberty blockers for children. Hormones of powerful and do a lot. They do have risks and bring powerful changes. But I’m not going to get into that here. I’m doing a column on this—maybe tomorrow—depending on if I file in time, And I’ll...

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Approaching Alberta’s Transgender Care Policy

I am a moderate through and through, and my positions root in moderation. I try really, really hard to maintain that moderation, remembering perspectives and experiences beyond my own are also part of the equation. See, I care about the rights and autonomy of transgender individuals to make the choices that are right for them and allow them to thrive. I also care about the agency and stewardship that...

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Canadian Emergency Healthcare is in Crisis

If you the appreciate the calm demeanor I usually model in my videos, then here’s fair warning, this video doesn’t follow suit. And that’s because this video is a plea to Doug Ford, the Ontario Premier, and Sylvia Jones, the Minister of Health, to be the first provincial government in my lifetime to actually do something about Ontario’s crumbling healthcare system. I’m recording this outside of Grand River...

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Million March Disclosure from the City of Pickerin

Many may recall the Million March for Children that was held across Canada on September 20, 2023. Shortly after the March, A friend submitted a request to the City of Pickering requesting all communications by staff and council leading up to the March. She did this with suspicion that some of the handling had not been above water. Last week she received the 100+ page disclosure encompassing all of the...

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Doctor Suspended Over Preferred Pronouns

I have Alotta Thoughts about doctors being forced to use preferred names and pronouns for their patients. This video is in response to a National Post article about a doctor who was suspended for three months for refusing to use a patient’s preferred pronouns. Article: …and the article stuck out to me because I once had to face transition conversations with my doctor (spoiler alert, my story...

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Moderate ideas make everyone angry!

I came to a realization the other day. I am doing social media all wrong. And by wrong, I mean that I am not using it as a platform to fearmonger. I’m not using it as an opportunity to be dogmatic and create division. I’ve been using social media to have interesting conversations with people holding diverse perspectives, to exchange ideas and problem-solve—trying to build a future world that works for...

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