Poems

Poem: The leaves fall with my tears

I am alone yet not alone The seasons changed again the green leaves mourn their green color fading into shades of orange, yellow, red and some ugly shades of brown To later fall to the ground into the rubbish To feed the snails - you say I am alone yet not alone The seasons changed… Continue reading Poem: The leaves fall with my tears

Civil Rights, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, My Intersex Story, Our Intersex Love Story, Prejudice

Dear Medical Complex and Government, Gestational Fathers Exist!

Dear Medical Complex and Government, My son and daughter are biologically related to both of their parents. We are two men, a gestational dad, and a seminal father. You see, I am an intersex man. I am not a woman.I am not female. We are not the only family like this. Please update your forms immediately! Your prejudice… Continue reading Dear Medical Complex and Government, Gestational Fathers Exist!

Hate Crimes, Human Rights Violations, Relationships

When it is not safe to share our pronouns.

I often have conversations with people on Facebook, and the comments I share below are an accumulation of responses to this post: Please share a time when it is not safe to share your own or another person's true pronouns. Note: "True Pronouns" are what we have self-determined to reflect our authentic gender identity and… Continue reading When it is not safe to share our pronouns.

Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Relationships

Reading This Can Change Your Perspective – Anya Kylie

Sometimes intersex friends share with me things that they want more people to read. Here is a letter to you, from a beloved intersex friend of mine. She writes to you about being assigned wrong, coerced as a nonconsenting child into surgery, and forced the wrong hormones. She was never supposed to be a boy… Continue reading Reading This Can Change Your Perspective – Anya Kylie

Intersex People, Religion and Bridge Building

More than Two Sexes Exist in Jewish and Christian Scripture: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God.

As a Master of Divinity Student at Meadville Lombard Theological School, I originally wrote this as my midterm paper for a summer 2022 class I took at Chicago Theological Seminary. The class was Very Different Visions: Jewish and Christian Biblical Interpretations; with professor Nick Schaser. I received an A and now share it with you… Continue reading More than Two Sexes Exist in Jewish and Christian Scripture: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God.

Hate Crimes, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: Shamed into silence – eugenics

Shamed into silence A form of eugenics without killing us Shamed into silence Then cut us and create infertility to fit your binary notions Shamed into silence So we do not talk about our bodies to anyone - hush, you say with your M.D. and Ph.D.! Shamed into silence The government, with its patriarchy, colonialism,… Continue reading Poem: Shamed into silence – eugenics

My Intersex Story, Relationships, Short Messages

A call for action: My pronouns are not “preferred” they are required.

A Call for ACTION to our allies. I am asking for language to change regarding pronouns. Please say instead: "Please share your required pronouns with me, but only if you feel safe." Here are my reasons: 1) My pronouns are not preferred, they are required and never negotiable. 2) It is not always safe to… Continue reading A call for action: My pronouns are not “preferred” they are required.

Anonymous Messages, Transgender

Dysphoria explained by a friend

I often offer my blog as a place to share things. My friend Tempnumen thought that more might relate to what they write about dysphoria, so I have published their thoughts for more views. Here is their message to you: My mind wouldn’t shut off, and it wandered over into the “Why don’t cisgender people… Continue reading Dysphoria explained by a friend

endosexism, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Short Messages

What is endosex?

To better fight for the human rights of intersex children adding words to describe human diversity is necessary. Human beings can be born with endosex male physiology and endosex female physiology. If a person is born without endosex physiology, they are said to have been born with intersex physiology. Like endosex physiology, intersex physiology includes… Continue reading What is endosex?

Intersex Activist, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: Your Lofty Bigot Friends Won’t Save You

You used me You now threaten me I am glad you are filled with guilt You used me I am prepared to receive my restitution You used me You won't get away with it Even the bigots that surround you can't do anything against the truth You used me and then threw me away like… Continue reading Poem: Your Lofty Bigot Friends Won’t Save You