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.

Don’t Demand Preferred Pronouns

I don’t appreciate someone asking for my preferred pronouns. It’s tedious and redundant. 70-90% of our interpersonal communication is non-verbal, and while it may be evident I am biologically male, it’s equally evident what I’m going for. Some think ‘Asking my pronouns’ is a kind gesture or accommodation… It’s not. It tells me that you are genuinely unclear...

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Dear Transgender Activists – Thoughts from the Million March

Dear Transgender Activists, Today was the Million March. I know some of you were concerned about that. But calling parents fascists doesn’t make them like you. It just gives them further reason to believe that your cause is not worth contemplating. Do you know what else doesn’t work? Debating. Why not? Because people don’t make decisions based on logic, they make decisions based on their feelings. If you...

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Million March Protest – Let’s have conversations instead

A few reflections leading in to tomorrow’s protests… A few years ago, I watched a teacher get cancelled at a local school board meeting. She was presenting on age-appropriate reading material, and the chair shut her down on the grounds of transphobia and hate. I wasn’t watching live—back then school board meetings were not the reality television show that they are today. This teacher didn’t...

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Why do we need Sex Segregated Chess?

This summer I’ve been preparing for my fall video series tackling the controversial transgender topics of sports, prisons and washrooms. Each of these raise their own considerations, but they all bring forward the common question of when and where it’s appropriate to segregate activities or space on a sex-based criteria. And now over the last few days the entire world has been talking about another sex...

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Gaslighting by ‘Being’ Non-Binary

This summer has been a whirlwind of crazy news articles. And today, I came across another one that I just can’t resist commenting upon. It’s a headline on the CBC, titled, “I shouldn’t have to look non-binary for my identity to be respected.” That’s cringey, but the tagline further reads: “I like my feminine name and wearing the occasional dress. But that doesn’t define me”. And, finally, the image...

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Alotta Thoughts with Julia Malott

Alotta Thoughts with Julia Malott explores the nuances of our political discussions around gender identity and gender ideology. During short video segments, Julia tackles hot-topic items that simply do not get the nuance that they deserve.

Videos are published to YouTube, Twitter and Instagram every Thursday. The entire library of videos can be found at or

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Deadly DEI – The Tragedy of Richard Bilkszto

For the past few months, a former Toronto District School Board principal named Richard Bilkszto, who in 2021 encountered shocking harassment by a DEI trainer, has been embroiled in a legal dispute over the cancellation and fallout he received from the incident. It’s a story many of us have been following since the lawsuit was filed.  Last week, that principal committed suicide. Richard Bilkszto spent 24...

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Mandatory Drag Queen Storytime at Toronto schools

Yesterday, the Toronto Star reported that parents and staff at the Toronto District School Board are pushing to ban drag-queen storytime opt-outs. Yes, you heard that right. Some parents and staff are arguing—not just that it should be permissible to have drag queen shows in our schools, but that parents should be unable to opt-out their own children if they are uncomfortable with these performances or...

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Hiding Social Transition from Parents (Part 2)

I’ve covered this before, but with the hot topic of social transition and parental rights it needs to be said again. And again. And again. I’m so sick of seeing loving parents told that they don’t have the privilege of raising their kid, and that they are inherently transphobic if they have reservations rushing into social transition (which for those who aren’t up on the lingo, means changing your name and...

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