They told me I had to be a girl. Can you imagine being told you are a girl? Somebody else was in control. At three years old, they told me my body could never pass as a boy. Can you imagine being told your body is wrong at three? Somebody else was in control.…… Continue reading Poem: Somebody else was in control
Dear Child, born like me, I saw your blue eyes, yesterday. Your eyes, as deep as the ocean, they touched my soul. I could feel your insecurity, your anxiety, and happiness, to be with a person born like yourself for the first time ever. I think it is in our eyes. People see it in…… Continue reading Poem: Dear child, born like me
SHAKE IT OFF! You say there are only two genders. Go ahead and deny We exist when We stand in front of you Educating you Teaching you Some ears can not hear! ∇∇ You say there are only two genders. Go ahead and deny We exist when We stand in front of you Educating…… Continue reading Poem: SHAKE IT OFF!
Over 50% would have died. I just survived what most would not have. No I do not like this world. It is a cruel and cold place for intersex people and transgender people. Most would not have switched their gender to save their lives. I can’t respect that. I just survived what most wouldn’t have.…… Continue reading Poem: Over 50% would have died.
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
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!
This poem was inspired after an amazing conversation with Judi Herring, M.D., the creator of the TEDx Talk: Gender Bound, Lessons From the World Between. Yup, I am a Boxphobe! PINK can be for boys! and BLUE can be for girls! and The RAINBOW is for HUMAN! ¤¤¤¤ Yup, I am a Boxphobe! Do…… Continue reading Poem: I am a Boxphobe!