WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) released the eighth video in its documentary series, “Identity Crisis.” The series tells the stories of mothers whose daughters fell victim to gender ideology, detransitioners who now warn of the harms of socially and medically transitioning, and a mental health professional who rails against her profession for prioritizing political correctness over public health.

The latest documentary tells the story of Prisha Mosley, who suffered from a slew of severe mental illnesses as a young teen, including anorexia, borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, suicide ideations, and depression.  

Mosley began socially transitioning at 15 years old after discovering transgenderism online. Despite her well-documented history of mental health issues, at 17 she began altering her body when a “gender specialist” and team of doctors recommended her for cross-sex hormones and irreversible surgery. 

“The minute I said the word gender, they were all over me,” Mosley told IWF. “I was being medicalized so fast. Apparently when you have a mental disorder, fixing your body, changing your body isn’t the answer. Liposuction is not a treatment for anorexia, but surgery is a treatment for gender dysphoria.”

Now at 24, Mosley is back to living as a woman but is struggling to come to terms with the physical damage these so-called experts encouraged her to pursue as a gender-confused, mentally ill teen.

“Being a teenage girl, especially with a mental illness, is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Mosley said. “You want to run away from it. You want there to be a cure. But there’s simply no cure. You have to grow up, and get through it, and hopefully have a support system.”

Kelsey Bolar, senior policy analyst at IWF and executive producer of the series, said, “By sharing her story, scars and all, Mosley hopes to save others from the trauma of her past, which for now, she has no choice but to carry into her present and future.” 

Watch Prisha’s story HERE

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