Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Homophobia, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transphobia, United Nations

My Plea to this World on New Year’s Day 2018.

  I have heard it will take time. That it is going to take time to stop mutilating the genitals of innocent children. No, you are not "fixing us" and getting away with it no longer. Yes, you heard right. We all shout from the rooftops now!  That this world is so barbaric! Everyone will… Continue reading My Plea to this World on New Year’s Day 2018.

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Bridge Building, Celebrations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex inclusion, Intersex People, PFLAG, Relationships

PFLAG Rockford Chapter is the 2nd to become INTERSEX Inclusive.

I am excited to announce, and celebrate that  PFLAG Rockford Illinois is the second PFLAG Chapter to responsibly include intersex.   My chapter, PFLAG of Jacksonville is the first.  This happening after they made me their Director of Gender/INTERSEX Education.  It is my goal now to help other PFLAG chapters add the "I" responsibly. While traveling to… Continue reading PFLAG Rockford Chapter is the 2nd to become INTERSEX Inclusive.

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

Comments that people say that hurt me, as a person born intersex who is reclaiming their true gender.

I truly do not think most people want to hurt me, especially my friends. However, sometimes the things people say do just that.  Since I know few have been educated about people like me, I try to simply explain why that was not an appropriate thing to say. I have to have much patience, because… Continue reading Comments that people say that hurt me, as a person born intersex who is reclaiming their true gender.

Poems

Poem: I hide my rage!

I HIDE MY RAGE!  As an Activist I am on the front lines of a war. I won't walk away, or escape through that door. It is in front of me day in and day out and I do it without pay. * I see the pain, I talk to the people who are hurting… Continue reading Poem: I hide my rage!

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.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

Intersex is what it is….

Intersex is what it is, even if our doctors want to call it something else. Parents are not being told their baby is intersex to justify cosmetic genital surgery.  Most these surgeries are not medically necessary.  When in reality we are born with natural bodily variations.  Here is the United Nations' Intersex Fact Sheet, that uses… Continue reading Intersex is what it is….

Questions and Answers

When is it ok to ask me about my genitals?

Answer: Never! It is truly no one's business, unless I make it your business.   But to educate I will talk about it here.   Most would never talk to a complete stranger, or even a friend about their genitals.  But for some reason being intersex, or transgender, many people think it is their business. This is because most… Continue reading When is it ok to ask me about my genitals?