Civil Rights · Gender Nonconforming · Intersex Awareness · Questions and Answers · Relationships · Self-Determination

Why when I go to the Emergency Room I mark Both the male and female box.

It is important to understand that for me, being born in the middle as intersex, I need to be medically and socially recognized, as both male and female, to get the proper care I might be needing if I show up at the hospital emergency room, or have to be hospitalized. First of all, my…… Continue reading Why when I go to the Emergency Room I mark Both the male and female box.

Emancipation · Freedom · Human Rights · Intersex Awareness · Self-Determination

Once assigned female: I am very proud to be a little man now!

Sharing my thoughts for today, and something that might surprise you! Lots of guys might have shame being a shorter stature. According to statistics a man is “short”, if they come in under 5’7″ in the USA. I am 5’5″! I have absolutely no shame or body dysphoria. I know I am fortunate that way!…… Continue reading Once assigned female: I am very proud to be a little man now!

Cosmetic Genital Surgery · Hate Crimes · Human Rights · Human Rights Violations · Intersex Awareness · Prejudice · Relationships · Self-Determination · United Nations

Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

I have an intersex cousin who was born about ten years after me. They allowed a surgeon to cut off their child’s phallus for no good reason. They allowed themselves to be talked into the utterly crazy belief that all there is to being a woman is to be missing a penis.  Worse, this surgeon…… Continue reading Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

Celebrations · Emancipation · Freedom · Human Rights · Human Rights Violations · Intersex Activist · Relationships · Self-Determination

A Note to self: Dear Little Boy, who I used to be

Dear Little Boy, who I used to be, Please do not believe the lies you were told.  They convinced you that you were born wrong, that you would amount to nothing.   They even convinced you that you would never be lovable as your authentic self. They told you over and over, from the time…… Continue reading A Note to self: Dear Little Boy, who I used to be

Cosmetic Genital Surgery · Cultural Dysphoria · Human Rights · Human Rights Violations · Intersex Awareness · Intersex People · Poems · Self-Determination

Poem: Stop Cutting us With Steel

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

Human Rights Violations · Intersex Awareness · Intersex People · Prejudice · Questions and Answers · Self-Determination

How I was medically, and psychiatrically violated as an intersex person.

I was born in 1967, and assigned a female at birth and on my birth certificate. My medical career as a patient, started at three years old.  It was after they realized they had a boy on their hands, that was not allowed to be a boy. Back then, they called me “perceptionaly handicapped”, and…… Continue reading How I was medically, and psychiatrically violated as an intersex person.

Human Rights · Intersex Awareness · Intersex Erasure · Questions and Answers · Self-Determination · United Nations

The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Our kids are proof that it is about educating male/female binary, and intersex erasure, that messes up the truth around natural bodily variations existing in us humans.  You see, our children were taught that intersex bodies existed, as soon as I realized I was not a disorder, and was actually born intersex instead.  Yup, they…… Continue reading The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.