Celebrations, Emancipation, Freedom, Gender Pirate, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Short Messages, TEDx Jacksonville

I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

    Thank you TEDx Jacksonville for giving me this opportunity to change this world. I am feeling very emotional and very honored.  As a little boy, I had my voice taken from me. I now don't have to be silent. I have given myself a voice. I will continue to promise to be the… Continue reading I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

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Hope, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: Getting over the Grief of Abandonment

This world did not teach you. I could not reach you. This world did not teach you. So you did not know better. • Ignorance creates monsters.   Ignorance creates fear. You were supposed to love me. You hated me instead. We are blood. It did not matter to you. • This world did not… Continue reading Poem: Getting over the Grief of Abandonment

Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Culture Dysphoria, Gender Nonconforming, Genital Integrity, Hope, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transgender

The Female Penis & The Male Vagnia

My own personal genital nonconformity, for me, brings a whole new meaning to being a gender nonconformist.  The way I see my vagina is a boy's vagina if it belongs to me, and I am legally a man now.  If a beautiful woman happens to have a penis, it is her penis.  Calling her penis… Continue reading The Female Penis & The Male Vagnia

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transgender

How Many People Are Assigned Wrong At Birth?

The World Population as of May 2018 is 7.6 Billion (7,600,000,000) People. Most all of us are assigned at birth our gender identity and it is based on ONE thing, our genitals. This blog is to show you an estimated number of intersex people and transgender people who are being hurt by the practice of… Continue reading How Many People Are Assigned Wrong At Birth?

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Poems

Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

Intersex Poem: September 5th, 2012 "Let’s curse the verse. The fame of shame can be tamed. Its name is bold, written on a frame of gold. The picture can’t be measured with a Ritcher. A broken heart torn all apart. So from the start, we a work of art. But with a scalpel with no… Continue reading Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

Civil Rights, Freedom, Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Hope, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: The Underground Railroad LGBTQIA+

How do we stay safe? Do we have freedom? You argue if I have privilege or not I don't have the same human rights as you I don't have the same civil rights as you either My life could be in danger My life not protected  Bigotry and Prejudice Special Safe lists: Safe doctors Safe… Continue reading Poem: The Underground Railroad LGBTQIA+

Intersex People, Prejudice, Short Messages, Transgender

How I lost all my Privilege

I now appear a MINORITY in many ways. I am the SAME PERSON, only my labels have changed.   I have much to share with this world about hate, prejudice, and judgment now.   When I appeared a GIRL to this world: At one time I was considered Cisgender, Heterosexual, and had White Female Privilege.… Continue reading How I lost all my Privilege

Hate Crimes, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Memories, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

To my mother: When I was born I became a thorn in your pocket You wanted me to be Anthony I disappointed you You raised me as Antoinette  My picture not even in your locket You couldn't protect me, they erased me To my living sister: When I grew up You called me Toni with… Continue reading Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA

First of all, I am not an expert, but I do legally live as an intersex male now and I do have two X chromosomes,  a vagina, ovaries, and uterus.  So, I have life experience living with a gender variant intersex body and happily doing so.  In this blog, I will speak only of my… Continue reading When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA