New Documentary Highlights Regret For Three Detransitioned Women
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A new documentary featuring three detransitioned women premiered last month. “The Detransition Diaries” details the harrowing stories of three young women who medically transitioned to appear male, only to change course upon realizing they made a huge mistake. 

“In The Detransition Diaries, you will meet Helena, Cat, and Grace, who all came from different backgrounds but shared similar struggles. Not wanting to live in this world as female, all began medical transition by taking testosterone and one went as far as having a double mastectomy,” the film description reads. 

Helena Kerschner, Grace Lidinsky-Smith, and Cat Cattinson star in this groundbreaking new film, who each tell the tale of how they believed their mental and emotional issues would be cured by transitioning.

“I was introduced to a belief system that if you don’t fit in, then that is a sign that you’re trans. If you don’t like your body then that’s a sign that you’re trans, and if you transition all these problems will be fixed,” said Kerschner.

“I was saying stuff like, ‘oh I think I’m going to be so much happier after I transition, like I’m really depressed now and I’m suicidal but everything is going to be so much better after I transition,” she added.

Detransition Diaries highlights how medical professionals, therapists, counselors, and even school officials played a role in their decision by “affirming” their trans identities without question and shuttling them down the path of irreversible medical transition. The women describe the ease of obtaining testosterone from gender clinics. Two said they had received the cross-sex hormone from Planned Parenthood, Kerschner after a one-hour visit, and Cattinson after only a 30-minute phone call.

Lidinsky-Smith describes the immediate regret she felt about having elective surgery to remove her breasts in order to appear more masculine. “After the surgery I had been hit with these awful feelings of having made a huge mistake. … I was looking down at my body and seeing these weeping gashes on my chest and having the most awful feeling,” said Lidinsky-Smith.

Award-winning film producer Jennifer Lahl directs the 42-minute feature film that focuses on the rising number of young girls and women deciding to transition. Lahl told The Daily Wire that after the release of her documentary “Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender?” one year ago, audiences really connected with the stories and voices of the detransitioners.

It was then that we made the decision to make The Detransition Diaries, a documentary focused solely on the voices of the detransitioners,” said Lahl. “Given the growing number of detransitioners and the number of women most often affected by Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) and gender dysphoria, we narrowed our focus to women detransitioners.”

The documentary also features interviews with Kellie-Jay Keen, a British Women’s Rights Campaigner, Libby Emmons, editor-in-chief of The Post Millennial who has written extensively on the transgender debate, as well as author and consultant Natasha Chart.

A live premiere of the documentary was held on September 19 at the Vine Cinema and Alehouse in Livermore, California, which included a Q&A with Cat Cattison, one of the stars of the film. The highly anticipated Detransition Diaries is now available to stream on Vimeo.

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