Human Rights Violations, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Poems

A poem from an intersex survivor of genital cosmetic corrective surgery: Ode to a life.

Ode to a life A little child was born today, whether it’s a boy or a girl was hard to say. The poor, innocent mother they quickly sedated, While the doctors and nurses stood around and debated. One doctor said “The penis is too small, this will never, never do at all.” Another spoke up… Continue reading A poem from an intersex survivor of genital cosmetic corrective surgery: Ode to a life.

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Bridge Building, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Science, United Nations

A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals.  The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons.   The life of the child in the balance.  Is it a girl?  Is it a boy?  Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

Cultural Dysphoria, My Intersex Story, TEDx Jacksonville

TEDx Video: Born Intersex: we are human!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpPTf-00ab0 The Source Page for my TEDx Talk. ~.V.~

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

How to Stop “Dis-ing” Intersex!

  An Intersex Exploration of Prefix Use in the English Language By Jim Costich 2018 “Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.” Albert Camus “Being disintegrated makes me very angry! Very angry indeed!” Marvin the Martian (Loony Tunes) Meet Marvin the Martian Below in this fast clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlVoD17y5y4 Dis -  a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force (see de-, un-2.); used freely, especially with these latter senses, as an English formative:… Continue reading How to Stop “Dis-ing” Intersex!

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

The Use of the Happy “inter” Prefix; For the Intersex

“Your mind is a garden; your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers, or just grow weeds.” Unk. inter- a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “between,” “among,” “in the midst of,” “mutually,” “reciprocally,” “together,” “during” (intercept; interest); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (intercom; interdepartmental). Origin… Continue reading The Use of the Happy “inter” Prefix; For the Intersex

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

……But Now I Have to Scream

A Memoir from Jim Costich, 2003           I was 44 before I found out what my body contains and what being intersex might mean as I age. I was born with ambiguous genitals in 1957 and I had no surgery.  I've been on hormones since I was a teen because I have… Continue reading ……But Now I Have to Scream

Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Prejudice, Science, Transgender, United Nations

Eugenics & Genocide: The Male & Female Binary Myth

My thoughts for the day:  The invention of sex being only typical male or typical female bodies happened in the late 1800s. At this point, the government and medical complex work together and from that point forward only two options would be given at our birth. Thus, hurting all intersex and gender variant people who… Continue reading Eugenics & Genocide: The Male & Female Binary Myth

Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: My Intersectionality

  Born in every way I am hated by your world May I wake you up Haiku By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day in the United States My intersectionality: I feel like an alien to this world. I have a Marquez Castilian Spanish Father My mother grew up in poverty in… Continue reading Poem: My Intersectionality

Celebrations, Emancipation, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Self-Determination, Transgender

My Gratitude​ for Thanksgiving 2018

From a Life Event on Facebook: I survived when I truly believe that few do. Being brave, and sharing a memory from November 2014. I was having an adrenal crisis with a urinary tract infection. I suffered from disabling autonomic dysfunction back then, among other things related to mitochondrial disorder and related problems due to… Continue reading My Gratitude​ for Thanksgiving 2018

Cultural Dysphoria, Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: Was it my penis?

The void of emptiness. A hole in my heart.   Was it your assumptions, your embarrassment, your shame? Why won't you call me a friend now? Was it my beard, my penis, my appearing a gay man now? You said I had lied to you when I appeared a woman. Why did my becoming an… Continue reading Poem: Was it my penis?