Child Services Investigates Mom For Celebrating Daughter’s Desistance

Benjamin Boyce does another long form “calmversation” with a mother and daughter who received a visit from Child Protective Services of Illinois after transactivist internet trolls called CPS and claimed the mother was abusing her child.

Last week Brette celebrated her daughter Anna's desistance from a trans identity. Brette's tweet went viral & was picked up by radical activists who sent her abuse, death threats, & even called Child Services. Brette and Anna share their story about pandemic depression, internet contagion, and self acceptance.

I’m glad my mother didn’t let me mutilate my body.


Well worth your time. Parents, don’t give in, if your child hates his or her body. Hold fast to the reality of embodied existence.

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