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

Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not.  So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: A) Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. B) Gender Identity = Our personality and how we feel female, male, both or… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

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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 Child’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 Child’s Gender

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.

Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Questions and Answers, Transgender, United Nations

The Difference Between Transgender or Transexual and Being Born Intersex.

Transgender and Transexual  A person who identifies as transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with a typical endosex male or endosex female anatomies but feel that their birth assignment was wrong.    Some believe that they are born into the "wrong body", and others feel they are of nonconforming in their body… Continue reading The Difference Between Transgender or Transexual and Being Born Intersex.

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transgender, United Nations

Every Human Deserves Self-Determination

It is impossible for me to please everyone in the intersex and transgender community.   I do the best I can to respect everyone. I always say:  when you have met ONE intersex person you have met ONE intersex person.   Some of us are cis-gender (agree with our birth assignment) and heterosexual, and not… Continue reading Every Human Deserves Self-Determination

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Relationships, Self-Determination, United Nations

Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

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 be 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.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Poems, United Nations

Poem: STOP the Unthinkable!

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!

Emancipation, Freedom, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Poems

Poem: I am a Boxphobe!

  Yup, I am a Boxphobe! PINK can be for boys! and BLUE can be for girls! and The RAINBOW is for HUMAN! ¤¤¤¤ Yup, I am a Boxphobe! Do not call intersex a disorder. Intersex is naturally occurring and we simply have natural bodily variations. Yup, I am a Boxphobe!  I don't like the word… Continue reading Poem: I am a Boxphobe!

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Questions and Answers, Relationships, Self-Determination, United Nations

The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Our kids are proof that it is about educating only about the male/female binary, and intersex erasure, that messes up the truth around natural bodily variations existing in us humans.  You see, our children were taught that intersex bodies existed, as soon as I realized I was not a disorder and was actually born intersex… Continue reading The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Anonymous Messages, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Short Messages, United Nations

An Anonymous Message From an Intersex Survivor of Non-consensual​ Surgery.

I want people to see what I get to see as an intersex advocate, educator and as a friend.  I received permission to publish this heart breaking response from a Facebook friend of mine who has survived non-consensual surgery as a child.  It was in response to the meme you see above:   I am trying,… Continue reading An Anonymous Message From an Intersex Survivor of Non-consensual​ Surgery.