My own personal genital nonconformity, for me, brings a whole new meaning to being a gender nonconformist. The way I see my vagina is a boy's vagina if it belongs to me, and I am legally a man now. If a beautiful woman happens to have a penis, it is her penis. Calling her penis… Continue reading The Female Penis & The Male Vagnia
Intersex Poem: September 5th, 2012 "Let’s curse the verse. The fame of shame can be tamed. Its name is bold, written on a frame of gold. The picture can’t be measured with a Ritcher. A broken heart torn all apart. So from the start, we a work of art. But with a scalpel with no… Continue reading Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate
First of all, I am not an expert, but I do legally live as an intersex male now and I do have two X chromosomes, a vagina, ovaries, and uterus. So, I have life experience living with a gender variant intersex body and happily doing so. In this blog, I will speak only of my… Continue reading When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA
Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not. So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: A) Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. B) Gender Identity = Our personality and how we feel female, male, both or… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?
I WISH THIS WORLD WOULD STOP EQUATING GENITALS and Body Parts to GENDER. I believe it is harming intersex children, gender non-conforming people and those transgender people who want genital integrity and the genitals they were born with. NOTE: Biological Sex is of or relating to the physical, whereas gender is of or relating… Continue reading STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Child’s Gender
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This is the first part of a series about the complex biological realities of sex. Though the posts build on one another, each can be understood alone.
Content note: this post contains images and language that may not be safe for work.
I first learned about the social construction of sex from a lovely trans woman named Kiki.
She said, “You may have heard before that gender is socially constructed, while sex is biological. But I’m here to tell you that what you’ve heard isn’t true. Sex is socially constructed too. So are you ready for the truth? Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill?”
Three years later, I was diagnosed by my gynecologist with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means that my body produces hormones intermediate between “typical men” and “typical women.” What I learned from Kiki gave me context in which to understand…
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Both Transgender and Intersex children deserve to be medically and psychologically treated with dignity and respect and be given the human right to self-determine their own gender identity and gender expression. So below I will share two separate lists of how this can be achieved. These two lists are very different and will demonstrate the… Continue reading For Parents: How to Screen for a Safe Transgender or Intersex Therapist or Doctor
February 21, 2000, I finally escaped the grip of psychiatric addiction and dependence to over 14 pills a day. This was with the help of new doctor realizing how horribly I had been misdiagnosed. The withdrawal was absolutely horrible and I could have never done it without the help of the twelve step recovery rooms.… Continue reading My Hearing to Legally Change my name is February 21, 2018, and a God-Incidence and here is why:
Mama Dragons have been amazing to educate about intersex! I am honored, and proud, to have been working with a mother and President of Moma Dragons, in educating them about intersex and how to guide parents to the proper avenues. Their President Julie Packer has been eager to learn about the atrocities intersex… Continue reading Mama Dragons is Intersex Inclusive