A mother has spoken out to reveal that she deeply regrets the terrible mistake she made by putting her 4-year-old son through a “gender transition.”
The mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, socially transitioned her young son into a girl identity.
She has written two essays about the experience and likens radical transgender ideology to “a cult.”
During a recent appearance on the popular podcast Triggernometry, the mom discusses her journey.
She explains how she went from a “woke” social justice organizer and “true believer” in trans ideology to a skeptic who is deeply regretful for allowing her son to believe he was a little girl trapped in a boy’s body.
“I’m texting a friend, and I’m like ‘we’ve realized that our older son is not actually transgender and we’re going to be rolling back the social transition,’ and I feel like I am leaving a cult,” she said on the podcast her identity disguised by a blur filter.
“Because that’s what it felt like to me.”
The mother, who is gay, wrote her first essay in August 2022, “True Believer,” which went viral on social media.
In the Parents With Inconvenient Truths About Trans (PITT) Substack newsletter, she described how she and her wife raised their two young boys as “gender neutral.”
She explains that they believed they were following the righteous path of “social justice.”
After being raised with confusing explanations about gender, their oldest son, who was 4 years old at the time, asked if he was a boy or girl.
They told him he could choose.
Six months later, their son declared he was a girl and wanted to be called “sister” and use “she/her” pronouns, she claims.
The parents affirmed his new transgender identity by allowing him to socially transition; they changed his name, allowed him to wear girl’s clothes, and allowed him to believe he was truly a girl for approximately one year.
It was when her youngest son, who was just three at the time, said that he also wanted to identify as a girl that she began to wonder if she had made a mistake with her eldest boy.
As her worldview began to unravel, the mother expressed deep regret for the actions she and her wife took.
They acknowledge that they “led” their child down a path of lies that could have resulted in severe psychological damage and life-long, irreversible medical intervention.
In the end, she came to realize that parents, not children, were meant to be in the lead.
The mother followed the Triggernometry interview with another essay for PITT, titled “A Return To Reality,” where she went into further detail about her new outlook.
“In the interview, I refer to the moment in time when I finally could see my belief in gender identity as a belief for the first time,” the mother penned.
“It was this moment when I feel I moved out of experiencing this belief as absolute truth, and was able to ‘see’ it from the outside looking in” (emphasis original).
She described the moment as feeling like “a pin came out of my head,” causing the whole belief system to collapse and returned to the cult analogy.
“How else could I describe being in something so deep, that I could not see outside of it?” she said.
“At least when you are religious, you realize you hold beliefs, you understand you have a faith, and you consciously practice it.
“This was different. I had been in something that I did not know I was in (emphasis original).
“And in that moment, I came out of it.”
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