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.

Kellie-Jay Keen and the Radical Feminist Trolls

This is a video I’ve been planning to make for a long time. I didn’t want to do this today because I was hoping to express thoughts from the Ottawa trans/anti-trans protests last Friday. But I woke up and found this Tweet from Kellie-Jay Keen: ie: Posie Parker. It’s speaking directly about me, so I’d kind of like to respond to it. For those for whom Kellie-Jay Keen is not a household name, she’s kind of...

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Alotta Thoughts Podcast – Episode 4 – A Gender Critical Conversation with Audra Facinelli

In this week’s episode I had the pleasure to sit down with Audra Facinelli to discuss gender critical perspectives around transgender matters. Audra came to my attention in April 2022 when I made a video discussing a Twitter post she made about adult gender transitions. I later learned that she almost blocked me when I posted my video, but instead she thoughtfully engaged with my perspective and responded...

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Hiding Social Transition From Parents Is A Bad Idea!

Parental Rights are about recognizing the parent or legal guardian as the premiere authority, teacher, and caretaker of a child. It is acknowledging that many aspects of a child’s upbringing involve decision-making and that parents, by virtue of holding legal guardianship, have a guiding role in this process. Broadly speaking, this is precisely what we respect in our education system. Parents are included...

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Carolyn Burjoski and the Case for Age Appropriate Books

Transgender matters have been in the news a lot recently and there are an increasing number of cases that will be hitting our courts in the coming months. There have been cases about sports and washrooms and attire to be worn at graduation ceremonies. But I don’t want to talk about any of those today because I want to discuss a matter that’s important from a legal perspective and also close to my heart...

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Do We Really Need 50 LGBT Awareness Days?

Alright, it’s been almost two weeks since we had an LGBT awareness period and I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seat awaiting the next opportunity reflect on LGBT visibility. If this is you, I’ve got great news: Today is the start of Pride Month which means we’ve got 30 full days ahead to fixate on LGBT everything. I’m hoping you can sense my fake enthusiasm here. Last year, one of my daughter’s...

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Pronouns Should Not Be Made Into Compelled Speech

This is the third video in a series exploring pronouns and the silly mess we’ve made of something that really should not be a big deal at all. In the first part I looked at the bad advice schools are promoting that centralize pronouns by always announcing and inquiring on someone’s pronouns. I explored how we are creating an environment where we are teaching children that pronouns are core to their...

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My Friend Celina is a School Board Trustee Candidate

Usually in these videos I rant about sex, gender and ideology and other topics about why no one can seem to get along these days. But today, I want to talk about someone who, from my experience, has the gift of getting along with everyone, and that is my friend Celina Close. Celina is a Human Resources professional, a Yoga Instructor and mother of two in Halton Region, and she’s currently running for...

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You Can Dislike Gender Ideology Without Hating Transgender People

This video is going to have a more serious tone than the upbeat style I’ve typically gone for. It’s also going to be a lot more personal. For the past year I’ve become entrenched in circles outside where transgender people generally occupy. We have a large group-think problem right now where people across political viewpoints are increasingly narrowing their social interactions to encompass only the...

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On Contempt and Disdain

Not long ago, transphobia was defined as a ‘dislike or strong prejudice against transgender people’, but we are increasingly redefining transphobia to encompass anything that speaks even remotely critically towards anything related to transgender matters. This isn’t helpful. Calling anyone and everything that doesn’t align with your worldview transphobic alienates well-meaning people who love their...

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Alotta Thoughts #3 – Cancel Culture

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...

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