Bridge Building, Poems

Poem: I’m Not By Alex Rae

I'm Not  You ask me who I am Who I like How I feel You say I can tell you anything That all I have to do is be honest So I am I like everyone Just...not like that. 'Oh, that's not okay' 'Everyone likes someone like that,' you say 'But you're engaged,' you say… Continue reading Poem: I’m Not By Alex Rae

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Freedom, Intersex People, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: To be a Fighter By Julien Franke

  I run a Beyond the Binary: Gender Nonconformist Group on Facebook.  It is an amazing place where we can all share our thoughts safety, learn from each other and get love and support.   Julien is angry that self-determination was taken from him by the medical community.  Today this poem was shared in this… Continue reading Poem: To be a Fighter By Julien Franke

Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Poems

My New Year’s Resolution for 2019

Here I am again Not much has changed here on Earth Only promises, suggestions, and resolutions. We still have so many growing up without restitution. Here I am again Promising this world that I will not be silenced until every baby born intersex is not cut on or forced to be who they shouldn't be… Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution for 2019

Memories, Poems

Poem: The Invisible Space Boy

I tried to tell you I was a boy You even bought me trucks and drums for a toy The boys wouldn't play with me you dressed me in pink The girls wouldn't play with me not as a girl I did think ∇ You called me a "Tomboy" Toni would become my name But… Continue reading Poem: The Invisible Space Boy

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Poems

A poem from an intersex survivor of genital cosmetic corrective surgery: Ode to a life.

Ode to a life A little child was born today, whether it’s a boy or a girl was hard to say. The poor, innocent mother they quickly sedated, While the doctors and nurses stood around and debated. One doctor said “The penis is too small, this will never, never do at all.” Another spoke up… Continue reading A poem from an intersex survivor of genital cosmetic corrective surgery: Ode to a life.

Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: My Intersectionality

  Born in every way I am hated by your world May I wake you up Haiku By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day in the United States Yes, I know the many shades of prejudice. Here is my intersectionality:   I feel like an alien to this world. I have a… Continue reading Poem: My Intersectionality

Cultural Dysphoria, Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: Was it my penis?

The void of emptiness. A hole in my heart.   Was it your assumptions, your embarrassment, your shame? Why won't you call me a friend now? Was it my beard, my penis, my appearing a gay man now? You said I had lied to you when I appeared a woman. Why did my becoming an… Continue reading Poem: Was it my penis?

Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Poems, Self-Determination

IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl

Intersex Girl My name is Joey and I’m here to say, I am intersex and that’s okay. I love to dance, sing and play football too and that does not make me different than you. I love being me and you love being you, there is so much we can do. We can kick a… Continue reading IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Civil Rights, Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice, Short Messages

IAD 2018 Poem: You will not Erase Me!

  You will not erase me. I received my human right to exist. The binary is a myth. My Intersex Awareness Day Haiku: By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez October 26th, 2018 'Erasure of an entire group': intersex people fear Trump anti-trans memo Their lives would be at odds with the scientifically erroneous definitions of sex… Continue reading IAD 2018 Poem: You will not Erase Me!

Emancipation, Freedom, Gender Space Pirate, Poems

Poem: My ship has finally landed!

My ship has finally landed! Thank you for welcoming me to this strange planet where only typical men and women are allowed to exist. I am obviously an Alien Space Pirate. Space Pirate, you say? How strange is that? There’s Space, which doesn’t have Pirates, and there are Pirates, that should never be in Space.… Continue reading Poem: My ship has finally landed!