Human Rights, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Chile outlawed unnecessary Genital “Normalizing” Surgeries on Intersex Babies! 2nd country to do so since last April 2015, when Malta was the first.

A Sad UPDATE to this blog:  We thought Chili had outlawed these surgeries on nonconsenting intersex children. It ends up that something else ended up happening to the creation of this new law that invalidates the original resolution. Quote: On August 23, 2016, the Chilean Ministry of Health issued Circular No. 7, 2016, which invalidated… Continue reading Chile outlawed unnecessary Genital “Normalizing” Surgeries on Intersex Babies! 2nd country to do so since last April 2015, when Malta was the first.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Hope, Human Rights Violations, Prejudice, Self-Determination

Doctors, Please Stop Lying to Our Parents. Intersex people are lovable without being fixed. WE ARE HUMAN

  As an intersex person, my story is a testimony that we do not have to be surgically altered to be loved; and yes, although my life was medically extremely difficult in many ways, I found a life partner of over twenty-seven years and we created a beautiful family.  To my family I am not broken.… Continue reading Doctors, Please Stop Lying to Our Parents. Intersex people are lovable without being fixed. WE ARE HUMAN

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender, Transphobia

I am an Intersex Person. I never felt like a Cisgender Person and I Relate to Some Transgender Men.

I am a person born with intersex traits, that was assumed to be female, and raised female.  A Cisgender person identifies as the gender they are assigned to at birth.  I do not, nor have I ever felt Cisgender, even when I appeared female.  All the therapy and surgery in the world could never achieve… Continue reading I am an Intersex Person. I never felt like a Cisgender Person and I Relate to Some Transgender Men.

Hope, Poems, Short Messages

Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

I Promise to Be Your Voice I read about you, in Africa, sweet angel now in heaven. They cut your penis off, and you bled to death.   Your family blamed all the bad things of the world on your birth.  That you were supposedly a curse to this world, simply because you were born… Continue reading Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Short Messages

Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know: With Judi Herring, M.D.

Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know:  Gender is a social construct that was created by us humans. Gender cannot be determined by our genitals, reproductive system, hormones.  This means that gender cannot be determined by the size of one's clitoris or penis, the presence of testicles or ovaries,… Continue reading Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know: With Judi Herring, M.D.

Human Rights Violations, Poems

Poem: Human Rights; December 10th, International Human Rights Day

INTERSEX HUMAN RIGHTS: H    help us get the message out U    ugly things are allowed to happen to intersex babies M   make a difference today, and share an intersex person's story A   anger can make a difference if focused and controlled N   no more atrocities    R   reason with… Continue reading Poem: Human Rights; December 10th, International Human Rights Day

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Short Messages

“It’s too small, let’s make them into a girl!” Yup, this atrocity is still happening today!

The comic below is borrowed from: Assigned Male Comics "Smashing the gender binary one strip at a time!" By Sophie Labelle Why is this a Human Rights Violation? So called "experts" and  doctors can assign an intersex baby's gender by the appearance of the genitals and how they interpret  the gender from it.  Here is the… Continue reading “It’s too small, let’s make them into a girl!” Yup, this atrocity is still happening today!

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations

Doctors Opposing Circumcision Genital Integrity Policy Statement: So, why are the genitals of intersex infants still being mutilated?

Here is the "Doctors Opposing Circumcision Genital Integrity Policy Statement", below.  So, why are the genitals of intersex infants still being destroyed?   How can one justify "corrective" surgery, when it takes away fertility, and genital integrity? When an intersex infant is operated on, to assign their gender through surgical "corrective" interventions, they  somehow justified… Continue reading Doctors Opposing Circumcision Genital Integrity Policy Statement: So, why are the genitals of intersex infants still being mutilated?

Celebrations, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Human Rights, Self-Determination, Short Messages

When will the rest of the world catch up with Malta?

Stop the Genital Assignment of Gender in Intersex Infants.   GENDER is not in our genitals.  It is in our brain.  GENDER is a social construct.  Our genitals are the product of the diversity of nature. There are many variances of genitals.  Our genitals do not always follow the "rules of the male/female binary".  … Continue reading When will the rest of the world catch up with Malta?

Poems

Poem: Maybe, just maybe, it is time to (Un)know Gender

My father told me to not tell. That the world would want me to burn in hell. I told you, my friend, you ran and flee. He was right, you hated me! I will forever miss those who could not be, on this path to cherish me. Family so mortified, Devastated that I am now alive.… Continue reading Poem: Maybe, just maybe, it is time to (Un)know Gender