Pictures of women in history who grew out their beards: Grace Gilbert - The Redheaded Bearded Lady This is Jusepe de Ribera's 1631 painting, "The Bearded Woman." “Womb Man” versus “Woman with a Beard”; My thoughts, my story. So why are some women able to grow beards? There are a few reasons to why… Continue reading Women with Beards.
Dear Dad, INVISIBLE Is no way to live I was your little boy, that could never be seen The doctors told you I was born a girl You and mom believed them My brother stole the show from me He was your son I was the broken one They taught me that I could not be… Continue reading Poem: Dear Dad, Invisible is no way to live.
Since I have chosen to live as my true self, I have been having deep thoughts about this male/female binary. Being born an intersex person in the late 60’s, and even if I had been born now, there is no option to raise me gender neutral, androgynous, or non binary. Even transgender children, and transgender people, are being shoved into these two male/female boxes.
The pressure to conform so great surgeries are performed, and there is much stress to “pass” as the two “proper” and allowed genders, male or female. Which both have been defined culturally and socially by most everyone. The thing is, I do not fit one or the other box and I am not going to force myself anymore either. I was created like this, and I do not feel it is wrong.
I think this obsession for genitals to “pass” as…
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OUR LIVES MATTER LGBTQIA+ I can not believe it It's happened again One more life taken, And they say we are the sinners I can not believe it The news never ends One more life taken, And they say we commit the sin The front lines of this war Breaks one's heart … Continue reading Poem: Our Lives Matter LGBTQIA+
I have a Dream I have a DREAM That TOGETHER this world will CHANGE. That CULTURE can SHIFT and rearrange. The MEN can have EGGS, and WOMEN can have SPERM. That the world will not end if this BINARY MYTH is BURNED. That the intersex genitals of babies will no longer be SURGICALLY ERASED. And XX Men… Continue reading My Plea to this Earth, my Poem: I Have a DREAM
This diagram, above, shows some of the varieties of genital appearance that can occur in some forms of intersex. Often, when a baby is born appearing like one of these varieties of human, it is considered a "psychosocial emergency"; and doctors want to make the child appear as typical as possible as soon as possible. The… Continue reading It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants!
Too filled with sorrow to even cry anymore This world took away who I am. It took away my purpose. I told you I was a boy, but what would I know? You said I was too young to know. >:< This world took away who I am. I lived broken. It upset… Continue reading Poem: Too filled with sorrow to cry anymore
In 2014, I virtually met a man, who dealt with some of the same metabolic problems as ours. Facebook had connected him to me through a support group I used to run. I was his first contact who dealt with this same condition of ours. At the time I was pretty much roommates with my husband.… Continue reading I CAN EXIST NOW! Thanks to a Lesbian trapped in a hairy man’s body.
As a person born intersex, October 2014, I desperately needed to reclaim my true gender. It was for health, mental and spiritual reasons. It had become life or death for me at this point. To get help, I had to seek out a transgender doctor, because no other doctor would go against my assigned gender… Continue reading Why was I diagnosed with GENDER DYSPHORIA?