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.
Each and every day on Earth, intersex children are being harmed by non-consensual genital corrective surgeries. It is important that we learn the many names of intersex, because we are being called a "birth defect", "disorder", "syndrome" and "condition", when we are simply born a variety human. To learn about the many names of intersex… Continue reading Four Recent Legal Cases of Intersex Human Rights Violations
Today I posted this on my Public Facebook Page: Mx. Anunnaki Ray's Gender/Intersex Activist: The message read: ****Please share this one and help those of us born intersex to change culture.**** I rarely ask for a favor, but PLEASE help this meme to go viral! Nothing is more frustrating than when documentaries educate wrong about… Continue reading Please help us to change the way they talk about us.
This diagram, above, shows some of the varieties of genital appearance that can occur in some forms of intersex. Often, when a baby is born appearing like one of these varieties of human, it is considered a "psychosocial emergency"; and doctors want to make the child appear as typical as possible as soon as possible. The… Continue reading It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants!
I have a few people in my life who are really trying to be good allies. I genuinely appreciate this. As a minority, in many ways, I know that it is not always easy to accept a person like me in your life. I know that most mean well, but here is the problem, with… Continue reading Dear Ally, Please Don’t Deny you are a Person of Privilege to Love Me