Welcome, Mr. Vagina, Mrs. Penis, and Mx. Hermaphrodite! Welcome to a new world that doesn't deny your existence. Where genitals can belong to any gender identity and any sexual orientation and you are all valid. Where us humans have learned to stop conflating sex traits with gender identity. Better yet, no one is diagnosed as… Continue reading Poem: Mr. Vagina, Mrs. Penis, and Mx. Hermaphrodite
Dear Senator(s) and whom it will concern, RE: SB 225 (Wiener) | January 20, 2021 I was born in 1967, with a rare form of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and with non-life-threatening genitals that made my mom feel that I might be her son. She was going to name me Anthony Ray. Closer inspection made them… Continue reading My Letter: SB 225 (Wiener) – My Intersex Story
Dear Senator, RE: SB 201 (Wiener) - SUPPORT I am writing to you as a world known public figure and Gender/INTERSEX Activist and Educator, and in full support of the organization interACT Youth Advocates. I applaud the inclusion of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in SB 201. This bill, and it's inclusion of CAH, is essential to… Continue reading My Senator Letter | RE: Bill SB 201
I put out a poll on social media to prove a point about implicit bias and gender identity. It asked: "When you think about Ancient Greek Hermaphrodite Statues what pronouns would you reflexively use to describe that person depicted?" As you can see Most said she/her. Facebook did not offer me a third option,… Continue reading Implicit bias making Hermaphrodites “she/her” and being called an “it”.
Sally's Message to us in this youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe8ngRLiUH0&fbclid=IwAR0p750HNCkc7BnNyuVwSHboFcYZuTye-aRgvxcUrM9xVwKITuWrcBccZec Note: In 2014, Sally died the same year I came out to the world. Sally holds a very, very, special place in my heart. RIP Sally, and thank you for your hope, encouragement, and love. You can read more about Sally here: SALLY GROSS REMEMBERED AS FEARLESS… Continue reading Intersex born, Sally Gross’ message to us.
Here I am again Not much has changed here on Earth Only promises, suggestions, and resolutions. We still have so many growing up without restitution. Here I am again Promising this world that I will not be silenced until every baby born intersex is not cut on or forced to be who they shouldn't be… Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution for 2019
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?
Today I am me. I am empowered, I am being heard. Yesterday, I was unheard. I was invisible. I was the one whose power was taken away, and I was made broken by this world. I am complete now, I am whole in body and soul. Always, with you Sally Gross. By Anunnaki Ray Marquez August,… Continue reading Poem: I am whole