Desister Feminism For Parents Mental Health Trans Issues

My Advice for Gender Critical Parents of Trans-Identified Teens

Hello, my name is Hazel. I’m a 31 year old woman, who previously identified as trans at 17 years old. I experienced what is now referred to as ‘Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria’. Whilst I hadn’t ever felt particularly comfortable with most forms of femininity, I didn’t consider myself trans until I was 17, and then […]

Autism Desister Feminism Mental Health Neurodivergence Trans Issues

From Trans to TERF: My experience as a desister

I’m Hazel. I’m a 31 year old woman, who was diagnosed as autistic in adulthood. At age 17, I experienced Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. Here is my story. TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of self harm and suicide. Background Looking back, I can see how several things in my childhood and teenage years contributed to the fact […]

What is D-MER?
Breastfeeding Mental Health Parenting

What is D-MER? (Sadness Whilst Breastfeeding)

What is D-MER? D-MER (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex) is a condition affecting lactating women. It is characterized by an abrupt dysphoria, or negative emotions, that occur just before milk release and continuing not more than a few minutes. If you have D-MER, you will find yourself stricken by a sudden sadness, depression, anxiety or other […]