Thank you TEDx Jacksonville for giving me this opportunity to change this world. I am feeling very emotional and very honored. As a little boy, I had my voice taken from me. I now don't have to be silent. I have given myself a voice. I will continue to promise to be the… Continue reading I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018
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.
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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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The Ketogenic/Paleo Diet, in my case, is a life style and dietary answer to my dealing with my Mitochondrial Disease (which causes autonomic nervous dysfunction), EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), CAH (Non-Classical/Atypical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia), PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), Celiac and Gluten Intolerance, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Borderline diabetes, Narcolepsy, Cataplexy, Chronic… Continue reading How I Saved My Life, as a Biologically Born Disabled Intersex Person.
Here is something that should not go unspoken anymore: The plan for the extinction of us intersex people: If they can't abort us when detected in-utero, when we are born they will make us infertile. If we are a risk of appearing homosexual to this world, they will cut off our parts, and create parts.… Continue reading If this is not eugenics and genocide what is it?
Each and every day on Earth, intersex children are being harmed by non-consensual genital corrective surgeries. It is important that we learn the many names of intersex, because we are being called a "birth defect", "disorder", "syndrome" and "condition", when we are simply born a variety human. To learn about the many names of intersex… Continue reading Four Recent Legal Cases of Intersex Human Rights Violations
Cary G. Costello, Ph.D. shared this photo recently on social media. They were born intersex, and refer to themselves also as a transgender man. Like me, Cary gave birth to a baby. After much pregnancy loss, I had two babies, and we adopted our youngest. I have been with my husband for twenty-eight years, this… Continue reading “Womb Man” versus “Woman with a Beard”; My thoughts, my story.
Yup, I used to have chromosome Dysphoria! It was caused by science not catching up with my very real existence as an intersex nonconforming man. Chromosome Dysphoria is very real. Chromosome dysphoria happens when we are taught that only females can have XX chromosomes and males have XY chromosomes, and we believe this myth! To… Continue reading Gender is NOT Determined by Our Sex Chromosomes.