In the ninety-ninth episode of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with Debbie Hayton.
Debbie is a teacher, writer and commentator. She has written for outlets including UnHerd and The Spectator.
Debbie is also a transsexual woman.
In this episode we talk about her teaching journey, her proudest moments and the positivity that helping students has on her mental health.
We talk about Debbie’s transition and her journey from her former name David to Debbie, the gender dysphoria she experienced from early childhood, self-harm, transitioning whilst still working as a teacher, autogynephilia and why it’s such a taboo term.
We also talk about her views on the trans debate at the moment including gender identity, children with gender dysphoria and social media abuse.
As always, #itsokaytovent
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You can read more of Debbie’s writing here.
TRIGGER WARNING: this podcast contains a deep and detailed discussion about self-harm, which some listeners may find distressing or upsetting, so please listen with caution.