Little baby in Africa,
So innocent, so new.
Born both, to a world that disgraces you and mistakes your birth a curse.
Your mother who just gave birth, in pain, yet has to run with you and hide you
from the snares of evil and those who want to do you both harm.
Please know we are praying for you both.
May God and heaven’s angels
protect you always from harm.
May your life and your genital integrity
be always yours.
My tears fall for you.
Please know I fight for you.
May this world become yours and keep you safe always.
By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez
Intersex Day of Remembrance and Solidarity
November, 8th, 2017
United Nations Intersex Fact Sheet
Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice