Emancipation · Freedom · Poems · Questions and Answers · Self-Determination

Poem: I am not….. I am…..

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I wrote this poem to help explain who I truly am and to invite clarity for the many who seem confused when they describe me incorrectly using words that stuff me into stereotypical boxes:

 

I am not the bearded woman

But thank you

For letting me know I am beautiful

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I am not a transgender man

But thank you

For letting me know that you see a man

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I am not a transgender woman

But thank you

For realizing that not all women have to shave their face

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I AM an Intersex Person

This means my body  was born a mix of

Both male and female traits

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I am not a cisgender person

The authorities messed up when I was born

I was assigned the wrong gender

And they marked the wrong box 

On my birth-certificate!

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I am

Reclaiming my true gender

I am not

In transition.

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I am

Intergender

I am Androgynous

And will not conform

To

The male/female binary 

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I am not

A girl

I am not

Your sister

I was never

A wife

And

I was never

a

Mother

><

I AM

A  man

Your brother

A

Husband

And

A

Seahorse Dad! 

And someday

HOPE

To be a

Grandfather!

By Mx. Anunnaki Ray

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I am a SEAHORSE Dad

Note:  Just like anyone else, intersex people can have any gender (our personality and the way we relate to being male and female).  Some can be cisgender, transgender, male, female, non-binary, intergender, and the list goes on.  Also, just like anyone else, intersex people can have any sexual orientation (who we love), and they can have any gender expression (the way they dress).   Last, an intersex person can have the biological sex of male, female or  sometimes claim their biological sex as intersex.  Last, please note, that with any human, gender and biological sex are not the same. We are like anyone else, we are all different, we are all human.

Helpful LGBTQIA+ Definitions

The Difference Between my Biological Sex and My Gender.

Mx. Anunnaki Ray and They, Them, Their

 

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