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 the queen bee of the modern trans-exclusionary radical feminist movement. She was the one who paid for the original I Heart JK Rowling billboard in England that made international headlines and she now travels the world attending rallies that that pit women’s rights and transgender existence as diametrically opposed social domains.

I’ve never interacted with Kellie-Jay and I suspect we’d find areas where we can agree. And sure, also areas where we would disagree as well. I’m super open to having conversation if she’s interested. So Kellie-Jay Keen, when you receive this video, consider this an invitation to engage in some good faith dialogue. I imagine MANY people would find our discussion very, very interesting.

So why is Kellie-Jay speaking about me? Because I appeared in a photo with Billboard Chris at the Ottawa Protest and it’s been spreading widely over the past two days. And it seems that even though Kellie-Jay knows basically nothing about me, she nonetheless has opinions about the person she assumes I am.

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.