100 Posts, A Thousand Parent Stories
We started PITT at a time when it was impossible to find an alternative narrative to the glitter parent, so proud and thrilled to have the most precious and special unicorn—a “trans child”. Those parents who felt that their child, teen or young adult’s newfound trans identity was inauthentic and harmful were isolated and afraid to stick out their necks and tell their stories.
Just five short months later, we are proud to have presented 100 parent stories, demonstrating, undeniably, that we are not outliers. Parents that care enough about their children to ask questions and, when answers come up short, push back against gender ideology are, in fact, the majority. We knew it all along. Now, we are telling the world.
To all you parents who have stepped up to tell your personal stories, thank you for your bravery. Thousands of other parents have now read your story, and found their story has been told as well. You have inspired the masses. To all you parents yet to tell your stories, there is still time. There is always time to defend your children. Join our army.
Our stories are being read, reposted and retold. We are giving confidence to journalists that they can safely tell our stories too. We are giving gender service providers pause, bringing them to question their approaches, and to wonder if maybe there is an alternative. We know all this because they have told us.
We are defying the myth that we are bad parents and harming our children by not affirming and sending them on a journey to medicalize themselves for life. For not pushing them to harm themselves with surgeries and wrong sex hormones. We love our children for who they are and just as they are.
100 stories. Representing thousands more. And yet, incredibly, there are a thousand stories yet to tell in our society that has been caught up in a quasi-religious gender craze for over a decade.
Together we can stop the madness once and for all. We can help our children understand that any way of thinking that advocates changing their bodies in order to fit in, is a lie. It’s ok to not fit in. Some of the best minds in history defied the molds of stereotypes. Our children are the precious ones, the unique minds that will change the world if we keep them safe long enough for them to find their own paths, rather than become medical patients for life.
If you are a parent with a story to tell, write to us at Pitt@genspect.org. Your voice needs to be heard.