Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Transgender

STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

I WISH THIS WORLD WOULD STOP EQUATING GENITALS and Body Parts to GENDER. I believe it is harming intersex children, gender non-conforming people and those transgender people who want genital integrity and the genitals they were born with. NOTE:   Biological Sex is of or relating to the physical, whereas gender is of or relating… Continue reading STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

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 the blade, and by steel. To be erased, by this cruel world. That is threatened by our existence. We are not a myth, We are real. We are hermaphrodites. That word HERMAPHRODITE you even destroyed… Continue reading Poem: Stop Cutting us With Steel

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, National Geographic, Science, United Nations

The Letter I wrote National Geographic

Dear Editors of National Geographic, This is a most urgent matter. I hope you can fix this horrendous error as soon as possible. It has been brought to my attention that you are using the wrong definition of intersex in your "GENDER REVOLUTION" article. By calling intersex a "disorder of sexual development" you are promoting… Continue reading The Letter I wrote National Geographic

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: I was never in the wrong body. (With 6 Intersex flags from around the world.)

  I was never in the wrong body How dare this world try to tell others they are in the wrong body too. It makes me angry. It makes me sad. I almost believed your lies. For a lifetime you tried to fix me!  . I was born in the right body. Don't try to… Continue reading Poem: I was never in the wrong body. (With 6 Intersex flags from around the world.)

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Transgender

Two diagnoses that bring in the cash $$ for surgeons, psychiatrist, and therapist: Disorders of Sex Development, and Gender Dysphoria

Bottom line: If they can convince us, or our parents, that we are born in the wrong body, there is a TON of money to be made. The two most common diagnosis that leads to genital surgery,  sex reassignment surgery, or therapy are:  Disorder of Sexual Development (DSD), and Gender Dysphoria.   I hope to… Continue reading Two diagnoses that bring in the cash $$ for surgeons, psychiatrist, and therapist: Disorders of Sex Development, and Gender Dysphoria

Civil Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice

When you do not include the “I” in your human rights efforts, this is why it hurts me and other people born intersex:

I am not transgender.  I was born intersex.  But since I was raised the wrong gender, and had to reclaim my true gender, Guess what?   Almost everything that can happen to a gay person, lesbian, transgender person, or gender non-conforming queer person, has happened to me.    I now know I am not alone.… Continue reading When you do not include the “I” in your human rights efforts, this is why it hurts me and other people born intersex:

Hate Crimes, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Short Messages

Thank you for mentioning the “I” during this terrible time of grief.

I want to give words of gratitude, during this challenging time of grief, that has hit our country, and especially the state of Florida, where I live.  This is a very, very difficult time for all of us. The loss profound, and horrific. I want to personally thank all of you who have participated, or… Continue reading Thank you for mentioning the “I” during this terrible time of grief.

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

Intersex Bodies are Not an error: My Intersex Story, and the stories of so many others.

Blogs I have written about how intersex is not a defect, a syndrome, or about being disordered: 1) My genitals are not “Normal”, but I don’t think normal is normal. 2) It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants! 3) “It’s too small, let’s make them into a girl!” Yup, this atrocity is still happening… Continue reading Intersex Bodies are Not an error: My Intersex Story, and the stories of so many others.

Anonymous Messages, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Poems

An Anonymous Poem, From a Parent of an Intersex Child: She Had No Voice

They said we need to take a second look They said he needs to be fixed She had no voice ***** They said you now have a beautiful boy They misplaced the words that would open our eyes She had no voice ***** They washed their hands clean and sent us on our way The… Continue reading An Anonymous Poem, From a Parent of an Intersex Child: She Had No Voice

Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

My Intersex Story: Was I violated?

My answer:  Yes, I was violated. Tragically for me, psychiatrists, doctors, and the therapist had the solution to my being intersex, they started to fix me at three years old, and throughout most of my life.   Back then the theories of Dr. John Money were very strong.  He felt you could teach gender, despite… Continue reading My Intersex Story: Was I violated?