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
While I sit in Facebook Jail. My thoughts: To every single endosex/cisgender/heterosexual who talks about us intersex people to get "wows" and "laughs" and views at our expense. And worse, by using the wrong language, but Facebook doesn't take you down. Maybe you will someday figure out there is an intersex person's heart on the other… Continue reading While I sit in Facebook Jail
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”.
My thoughts on prejudice today: My dad was a Castilian Spaniard. Our Spanish ancestors were Ashkenazi Jews that escaped Europe into the United States to survive being killed. They converted to Christianity due to Catholic missionaries in the United States as immigrants. My grandmother was so terrified of their speaking Spanish, they forbid it in… Continue reading Does my family know prejudice?
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.
The beauty of having an ally like Philip Batterham, the President of the International Genetics Federation: My TEDx: “Born Intersex: We are Human!” My Source Page for TEDx Jacksonville, 2018: “BORN INTERSEX, We are HUMAN!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpPTf-00ab0 I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate Poem: Your Open Mind Poem: This… Continue reading To the Right Wing: I exist even if your mind is closed.
If we are to change our culture's view of intersex people, there is something very powerful we all can do. It is as simple as changing the language used to describe intersex children and adults. The United Nations' states: "Because our bodies are seen as different, intersex infants, children and adults are often stigmatized and… Continue reading Dear Medical Complex, Please stop saying Disorder of Sex Development.
This documentary is now at several Film Festivals. It is our hope that the world can see it soon! Please go here: To Watch the Trailer "It’s society that needs to be healed, not us." Stories of Intersex and Faith has created transformational experiences for individual viewers, faith communities, and physicians. Five powerful stories, gently and… Continue reading Stories of Intersex And Faith: a documentary my friends & family are in.
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.
By James Costich April 8, 2019 It would seem that General Casimir Polaski, Revolutionary war hero serving directly under Washington himself was an intersex man instead of a male man. This is of great interest to intersex people who have been made to feel like lesser human beings. Otherwise, it is of very little… Continue reading Thoughts of an Intersex Man on the Discovery that General Pulaski Was Likely Intersex | By Jim Costich