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A little over a year ago, I wrote my first Substack piece after four years of processing everything that lead up to and followed my detransition experience. After much encouragement and a reception that indicated people were interested in hearing more from me about my life and my analysis of the trans issue, I decided I would continue to write. At first, I was on a roll so I decided to make a paid subscription option so that I would have a smaller community of interested people that I would feel more comfortable speaking to in my writing. This was all happening during a time when I was doing a large amount of public speaking about my experiences, something that I thought would be easy after a couple years of saying the same things to a much smaller audience.
Turns out, it’s actually incredibly draining and stressful! I wouldn’t change what I’ve done, but in the last few months my intuition has been pretty firm in letting me know that it has to stop. It’s not what I anticipated when I began this Substack account, but it is what it is. I just can’t think about this issue or my past experiences as deeply or as frequently as I have in the past. Honestly, I can’t even think about politics or social issues in general; I’m totally “burnt out”.
I’ve hung on to this account in hopes (and feelings of guilt and obligation) that I would start back up again. And maybe I will, someday, in a very different way, but I think the best thing to do for everyone is to officially end my paid subscription and offer refunds to those who have paid for yearly subscriptions.
Some people have signed up for a subscription purely to support me, after following me for years, which is something I’m incredibly grateful for. But, if you signed up expecting consistent content and feel let down, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can issue a refund.
Thank you for being along for this journey.