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Private Showing of The Detransition Diaries: Saving Our Sisters

Film Screening with Q and A after with Filmmaker Jennifer Lahl

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Private Showing of The Detransition Diaries: Saving Our Sisters
Private Showing of The Detransition Diaries: Saving Our Sisters

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM PDT

Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

About the Event

The Detransition Diaries is a documentary film that recounts the stories of three young women, who felt that their trauma and dysphoria would be fixed by trying to medically transition from female to male. Watch the official trailer here.

Medical professionals, therapists, counselors, and even school officials affirmed that they were indeed ‘trans’ but only once they started down this path, which promised to offer hope, they each came to realize that they had made a terrible decision.  

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.  Each changed their names, their hair, their pronouns, thinking that this would help them and relieve them from their duress and suicidal ideations.  That didn't happen.

This film focuses on the rising number of young girls and women who decide to transition. Statistics show that between 2016 and 2017 the rate of gender surgeries among women and girls quadrupled in the U.S. and continues to rise. This is due, in part, to the reality of this new social contagion. 

The video includes Kellie-Jay Keen, a British Women’s Rights Campaigner, Libby Emmons, Sr. Editor of The Post Millennial who has written extensively on the transgender debate, as well as author and consultant Natasha Chart, who as a young girl with autism now works to protect autistic children from being affirmed that they are perhaps “born in the wrong body”.  

Participants may also wish to view this video of an original song written and sung by Cat Cattinson, a young woman profiled for The Detransition Diaries.

The Detransition Diaries was released fall of 2022 with a run time of approximately 40 minutes.


Light dinner and drinks will be provided. Please consider donating to Zephyr or to Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Suggested donation for professionals: $100.



Jennifer Lahl is the founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.

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