Some Nuance, Please

Scarlett N. Phoenix
"Some Nuance, Please" is a blog written by a detransitioned woman reflecting on her experiences of gender and transition.
Created 18 Jul 2021
  • Is anyone "truly" transgender?
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 6 0
    Short answer: Unless there becomes a way to identify someone as transgender with empirical evidence (i.e., by doing a brain scan), there is no way to know who is “truly” transgender. Personally, I hav...
  • Social Influence and De/transition
    25 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 12 0
    After detransitioning, I spent some time trying to figure out what could have convinced me to believe that I was transgender. I mean, I had a list of reasons why I believed I was trans, but I became c...
  • A response to "You could stop being a transphobe."
    11 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 9 0
    This was originally a Twitter thread that gained a bit of traction. I wrote it as an indirect response to someone who was justifying the harassment of Kathleen Stock. (For the unfamiliar, she acknowle...
  • No, Transition Regret is Not Like Regretting a Tattoo
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 17 0
    When talking about regret, detransitioners are frequently faced with the argument that they knew what they were getting into, it’s their own fault that made a “mistake,” and that regretting hormones o...
  • A name and URL change...
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello! Sorry to anyone who may have been confused at not finding my Substack at its original URL. I changed it from to (Unfortunately, I did...
  • Detransition Diary #6
    07 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    I’ve gotten a bit of attention online since starting to write about detransition, particularly on Twitter. I have less than 700 followers, which isn’t huge in the grand scheme of things, but is more t...
  • Ideology Does Not Make a Community
    29 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    This entry is a bit less about gender and more about how ideology turns communities into cults and my personal reminders for maintaining empathy with “the other side.” When I came to the realization t...
  • Detransition Diary #5
    16 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 7 0
    In 2010, I apparently gave “informed consent” to start taking cross-sex hormones. However, in 2017, I was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (along with a few other diagnoses). After a lot of sou...
  • Detransition Diary #4
    09 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 19 0
    This is sort of a part two to last week’s entry. Last week was about why I didn’t detransition sooner; this week is about what did actually push me to commit to detransitioning in 2020. (Note: My frie...
  • Transition regret is not transphobic
    04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 7 0
    About a week ago, a trans influencer tweeted something about detransition. This morning, it found its way to many of the detrans women that I follow, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ...
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