Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Poems, Self-Determination

IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl

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Intersex Girl

 

My name is Joey

and I’m here to say,

I am intersex and that’s okay.

I love to dance, sing and play football too

and that does not make me different than you.

I love being me and you love being you,

there is so much we can do.

We can kick a ball,

or bake a cake,

we can be the best of friends and swim in a lake.

I’ll always be on your side if you are on mine.

 We can be the best of friends

till the end of time.

By Joey

Joey is ten years old.  This is her message to the world today.

Her point is, being intersex doesn’t matter… a friend should like her for being her.

For Intersex Awareness Day 2018 

 



She had No Voice

They said we need to take a second look
They said he needs to be fixed
She had no voice

*****

They said you now have a beautiful boy
They misplaced the words that would open our eyes
She had no voice

*****

They washed their hands clean and sent us on our way
The letter came and shed light on our anomaly
She was never given a choice

*****

He blossomed into a person

*****
His voice began to surface
He said I’m a person please call me she

They broke our trust

*****
They stole a choice
She has a voice

By Tiescha Thomason

The mother of an XY Intersex Girl
For Intersex Awareness Day
October 26th, 2018

Help us end Cultural Dysphoria. 

Fix Society, Please.

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Beautiful Memories from 2017:

Joey’s Gift: Self-Determination

HAPPY Intersex Awareness Day 2017! Joey meets Pirate Antonio Phoenix

United Nations’ Intersex Fact Sheet

Photography by Karmathartic, Seth Langner

~.V.~

3 thoughts on “IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl”

  1. Hi Anunnaki,

    Thanks for perservering in your education and advocacy work. I share your blog and website with others, including the LGBTQIA employee resource group where I work.

    Looking forward to when your Ted Talk is released. Family pics on your blog are lovely. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your birth certificate!

    Sincerely, Sonya

    On Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 11:35 AM Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez wrote:

    > Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez posted: “She had No Voice They said we need to > take a second look They said he needs to be fixed She had no voice ***** > They said you now have a beautiful boy They misplaced the words that would > open our eyes She had no voice ***** They washed their hands clean an” >

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  2. It’s no secret that the vast number of children have a well developed sense of their own gender identity by the time they are 4yrs old. Intersex children are not an exception to that developmental reality. That was why John Money argued for genital surgeries and strict lying on the part of parents. He really argued that the presence or absence of a fully formed penis would determine the identity of a child. He knew full well that was impossible because if it were true transgender people would not exist and they do. He used elaborate logical fallacies, mischaracterizations and out right lies to market procedures that the practitioners could use to confabulate and misconstrue knowing that by the time their “patients” were old enough to come after them charges of malpractice wouldn’t stick. The whole thing – the medical management of intersex bodies was based on the morals and ethics of authoritarianism and greed.

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