PODCAST: Dagny of The Pique Resilience Project on detransitioning

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Dagny, a founder of The Pique Resilience Project, about her experience transitioning, then detransitioning.

 

A key concern many share about the issue of “trans youth” is that minors are too young to make such a big and impactful decision to transition, and that they could, as adults, realize they made a mistake only after it’s too late. Detransitioners — that is, people who transition to live as the “opposite sex” only to later transition back to living as their biological sex — are controversial in the realm of trans activism, and often not heard from in terms of discussions around the trans trend.

Dagny, 22, is one of four founders of The Pique Resilience Project, an initiative created to spread awareness about detransition. From the age of 15 to 19 Dagny identified as non-binary and as a transman, before transitioning back to living as a woman. I spoke with her recently about her experience transitioning, then detransitioning, and about her perspectives on how the transgender trend is impacting youth.

Dagny will be appearing on a panel alongside myself and Dr. Ken Zucker on May 9th at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC. Tickets to #GIDYVR Still Talking: Gender Identity and Kids are available at Eventbrite.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

Founder & Editor

Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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