Genital Integrity, Intersex Activist, Memories, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: I am whole

Today I am me. I am empowered, I am being heard. Yesterday, I was unheard. I was invisible. I was the one whose power was taken away, and I was made broken by this world. I am complete now, I am whole in body and soul. Always, with you Sally Gross. By Anunnaki Ray Marquez August,… Continue reading Poem: I am whole

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Hope, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: Getting over the Grief of Abandonment

This world did not teach you. I could not reach you. This world did not teach you. So you did not know better. • Ignorance creates monsters.   Ignorance creates fear. You were supposed to love me. You hated me instead. We are blood. It did not matter to you. • This world did not… Continue reading Poem: Getting over the Grief of Abandonment

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Poems

Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

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

Civil Rights, Freedom, Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Hope, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: The Underground Railroad LGBTQIA+

How do we stay safe? Do we have freedom? You argue if I have privilege or not I don't have the same human rights as you I don't have the same civil rights as you either My life could be in danger My life not protected  Bigotry and Prejudice Special Safe lists: Safe doctors Safe… Continue reading Poem: The Underground Railroad LGBTQIA+

Hate Crimes, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Memories, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

To my mother: When I was born I became a thorn in your pocket You wanted me to be Anthony I disappointed you You raised me as Antoinette My picture not even in your locket You couldn't protect me, they erased me To my living sister: When I grew up You called me Toni with… Continue reading Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Cultural Dysphoria, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Space Pirate, Hope, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Poem: I am a Gender Space Pirate

  You think I come from outer space. Instead, I come to you with my feathers and lace. No, I am not a cultural disgrace. I am a part of this gender race. I do not care if I am misplaced. I love my beauty and being handsome too. I am a Gender Space Pirate! My… Continue reading Poem: I am a Gender Space Pirate

Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: Your Open Mind

Telling me you have an open mind makes you think you are safe and that you will allow yourself to be friends with me. I am a minority: INTERSEX  GENDER NONCONFORMING GAY MAN  ♥ With a friendly smile, you tell me you have no problem with how I live my life. It made me worry… Continue reading Poem: Your Open Mind

Freedom, Human Rights, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: I exist and I am here….

I exist and I am here. I exist and I am here, and I deserve to be alive. I exist and I am here, and my body is intersex and born both male and female. I exist and I am here, and my brain is not neurotypical. I exist and I am here, and no… Continue reading Poem: I exist and I am here….

Human Rights Violations, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: I am a cliff climber

No words need to be said. Yes, it is utterly and horrifically overwhelming at times I rarely get a break And once again Over and over again Shoved off the cliff I am a cliff climber  After fifty years I am damn good at it too At least now I know I am not alone… Continue reading Poem: I am a cliff climber