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 and transgender bodies existed.  We educated them as soon as I realized I was not a… 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 heartbreaking 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, it… Continue reading An Anonymous Message From an Intersex Survivor of Non-consensual​ Surgery.

Bridge Building, Intersex Activist, Poems

When the Colors of this Rainbow Fight

I am a Gender/Intersex Activist. I entered this world to help you change things. and yet I am excluded, talked badly about, and hurt by your lies. When the Colors of this Rainbow fight, it hurts this world, not just me. I am a Gender/Intersex Activist. I was hurt by this world like you were,… Continue reading When the Colors of this Rainbow Fight

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:

Hope, Intersex Activist, Poems

I want a better world, so I climb this mountain alone.

I want a better world. But this world is so wicked. Few can stand by me with the same wish. They break. They run. They hide. I want a better world! I climb this mountain alone! They say if I get to the top I can be heard. But those who are in fear, bring… Continue reading I want a better world, so I climb this mountain alone.

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

Five ways I show that the Male/Female Binary is a Myth, and a Social Construct. Nature has always Created Sexual Variety and Diversity.

Nature created diversity and variety.  Nature did not create the male, female binary.  Nature's variations create our genitals, reproductive systems, chromosomes and hormones.   Not everyone is sexually born typical, and "typical" is not "normal".  There are just more typical people in this world, and  needless to say typical people made the rules about "normalcy".… Continue reading Five ways I show that the Male/Female Binary is a Myth, and a Social Construct. Nature has always Created Sexual Variety and Diversity.

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