Praxis Circle Contributor Abigail Shrier is an independent journalist and author of best-selling book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters (2020) and Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up (2024).  Praxis Circle interviewed Abigail because of her perceptive ability to pinpoint cultural issues, her legal and journalistic expertise, and bold articulation of the truth, particularly pertaining to LGBTQ issues in the West.

Mrs. Shrier grew up with two Maryland State state judges as parents and attended a community Jewish day school. She graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. from Columbia, a B.Phil. from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers and in 2007 became a member of the State Bar of California. She worked as a criminal defense attorney at a Los Angeles law firm until 2009. Since then, her focus has been on her career as an independent journalist and author.

Her article “When Your Daughter Defies Biology published in The Wall Street Journal in 2019 sparked a response that led to her book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters (2020), which was named “Best Book” by The Economist and The Times (of London) and has since been translated into ten languages. Her most recent book, Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up (2024) is an investigative follow-up that focused on the mental health crisis plaguing America’s children.

Along with writing for her Substack, The Truth Fairy, Mrs. Shrier’s work has appeared in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Free Press, and Newsweek. In 2021, she received the Barbara Olson Award for Excellence and Independence in Journalism.

Mrs. Shrier currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.