Emancipation, Hate Crimes, Human Rights Violations, Intersex People, Poems

Poem: The Monster was you all along!

Most of my life I was taught that the monster was within me If only I could be more feminine be more inteligent be more conforming be more ordinary be a proper girl Most of my life I was taught that I was the problem and I worked hard to prove you right Conforming to… Continue reading Poem: The Monster was you all along!

Human Rights Violations, Poems

Poem: The Forest Doesn’t Know the Genocide

Tonight in the forest the frogs and toads are singing their love calls loudly in one very big obnoxious orgy! By morning songbirds are waking up while night's owls are still hooting. All oblivious to the rising death toll & our president enabling it. The forest doesn't know the Genocide    By Anunnaki Ray Marquez… Continue reading Poem: The Forest Doesn’t Know the Genocide

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People

A Mapuche intersex survivor’s voice that needs to be heard: Lara Neira

In all of the Americas, one of the reasons indigenous people were considered "savages" and "primitive" by white men, who were inventing sex to be only two, is because indigenous tribes everywhere believed there were more than two sexes/genders. These same tribes also believed in the freedom of diverse forms of sexual orientation and gender… Continue reading A Mapuche intersex survivor’s voice that needs to be heard: Lara Neira

Emancipation, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, My Intersex Story, Self-Determination

A Zen Koan: The winter of my life.

All my life false and real, right and wrong tangled Playing with the moon, ridiculing wind, listening to birds Many years wasted seeing the mountain covered with snow This winter I suddenly realize snow makes a mountain. - Eihel Dogen For those who do not know, this is an example of a Koan.  A Koan… Continue reading A Zen Koan: The winter of my life.

Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

This is My Father’s World (Part 2 of​ 3)

By James Costich September 7th, 2019 Christianity has come to be nearly synonymous with the hatred, loathing, fear, and condemnation of LGBT people but this is a new development in the history of the religion, and it is far more linked to politics than theology.   Since the 1980s it’s been used as a distraction… Continue reading This is My Father’s World (Part 2 of​ 3)

Hate Crimes, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Short Messages

Poem: Institutionalized approved torture

Today I shared to the world on Facebook: My great aunt suffered electric shock treatment and being locked up in psychiatric hospitals for being a lesbian. She would ultimately commit suicide to escape institutionalized torture. I sometimes wonder if she was also intersex. I can't get any straight answers. If she was intersex, that would… Continue reading Poem: Institutionalized approved torture

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Poems

Poem: Born Purple By Er. Andrea V. Boisseau

A healthy baby was born this fine afternoon…  To two grateful parents who lived by the lagoon. There was a flutter of activity when they thought that the baby wasn’t healthy at all. Doctors were sought from all over the country…  To see what was wrong with this fine healthy baby. One doctor said: “the… Continue reading Poem: Born Purple By Er. Andrea V. Boisseau

Human Rights Violations, Intersex People, Jim Costich, Relationships, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Intersex people must be allowed self-determination about our bodies, our identities, and our lives. By Jim Costich

By Jim Costich April 17th, 2019   Like Anunnaki, I am one of the lucky ones. One of the intersex people who was not mutilated by surgeons' knives.  Also, one of the lucky ones because I did not have a forced gender assignment and although my hormonal health was postponed due to medical malpractitioners I… Continue reading Intersex people must be allowed self-determination about our bodies, our identities, and our lives. By Jim Costich

Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Phobia, My Intersex Story, Self-Determination, Transphobia

Why medical prejudice and malpractice didn’t​ kill me.

A friend shared this quote with me when I was dying and saving myself from the horrors of forced gender assignment back in 2014. Back then, I felt like I was drowning in the middle of the cold Atlantic Ocean with no raft, no life jacket. Abandoned by those who should have cared, but did… Continue reading Why medical prejudice and malpractice didn’t​ kill me.

Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

By Jim Costich  March 29th, 2019 Before I begin, here is a reminder of the definition of Intersex from the United Nations Intersex fact sheet: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term… Continue reading The 100% Female Intersex Girlz