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.
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
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
Garry Bevel President, PFLAG of Jacksonville, and Frieda Saraga, Board of Directors, and Founding Board Member of PFLAG of Jacksonville, have been absolutely amazing to work with. Both have accepted me, with open arms, and have listen with care, when I felt intersex should not be left out by the acronyms LGBT or LGBTQ.…… Continue reading Making History! PFLAG of Jacksonville, Florida, includes INTERSEX.
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!
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.