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Poem: Stop Cutting us With Steel

Stop Cutting us With Steel We are not a myth, We are real. We are hermaphrodites. To be cut by blade, and by steel. To be erased, by this cruel world. That is threatened by our existence. We are not myth, We are real. We are hermaphrodites. That word HERMAPHRODITE you even destroyed that too!…… Continue reading Poem: Stop Cutting us With Steel

Cosmetic Genital Surgery · Human Rights Violations · Poems · United Nations

Poem: STOP the Unthinkable!

Normalizing interventions done to our bodies and to our minds. Unthinkable, and yet it is still allowed to happen. Unthinkable, and yet the medical complex still gets away with it. And here we are having to stay calm! When it is simply unthinkable! Here we are trying to teach you, so that culture will stop doing…… Continue reading Poem: STOP the Unthinkable!

Human Rights Violations · Intersex Awareness · Intersex People · Prejudice · Questions and Answers · Self-Determination

How I was medically, and psychiatrically violated as an intersex person.

I was born in 1967, and assigned a female at birth and on my birth certificate. My medical career as a patient, started at three years old.  It was after they realized they had a boy on their hands, that was not allowed to be a boy. Back then, they called me “perceptionaly handicapped”, and…… Continue reading How I was medically, and psychiatrically violated as an intersex person.

Bridge Building · Human Rights · Human Rights Violations · Intersex Erasure · Relationships

Adding the “I” responsibly to LGBT

A letter I shared on: Mx. Anunnaki Ray, Gender/Intersex Activist Facebook Page: Sending a note, to simply say thank you again, for listening, and sharing this page. It is sometimes hard for people to hear about a culture different than their own, especially when daily the news can be so depressing and unimaginable. I have…… Continue reading Adding the “I” responsibly to LGBT

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An Anonymous Message From an Intersex Survivor of Non-consentual Surgery.

I want people to see what I get to see as an intersex advocate, educator and as a friend.  I received permission to publish this heart breaking response from a Facebook friend of mine who has survived non-consensual surgery as a child.  It was in response to the meme you see above:   I am trying,…… Continue reading An Anonymous Message From an Intersex Survivor of Non-consentual Surgery.

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The two of us, born intersex and named ‘Antoinette’ at our birth.

God-incidence or Serendipity?  What ever you call it, it felt like a miracle.   I was finally coming to terms with who I was as a human being.  This was after having a life time of not feeling real, and being thrown away by many doctors, therapist and psychiatrists, who had tried to ‘fix me’.  …… Continue reading The two of us, born intersex and named ‘Antoinette’ at our birth.

Civil Rights · Human Rights · Human Rights Violations · Intersex Activist · Intersex Awareness · United Nations

My New Year Resolution for 2017

Dear World, With as much sincerity that I can prove to you, In 2017, I will continue my work in trying to change culture, educate this world about gender and intersex, and make intersex awareness.  For 2017, and with the United Nations, I move forward.  I wanted to write a new poem for 2017, but…… Continue reading My New Year Resolution for 2017