Poems

Poem: Somebody Stepped Inside My Soul

Somebody Stepped Inside My Soul This world robbed me. Somebody else was in control.  ∇ It took a lifetime for me to figure out this trouble.   To unravel a mystery, I was lied to and taught this damn myth.   When you lied to me as a little boy, somebody stepped inside my soul… Continue reading Poem: Somebody Stepped Inside My Soul

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

Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Poems, Relationships

Poem: Where did you all go? Was it all because of a penis?

The power of changing one's gender is sad, surreal and even amazing.  Suddenly some of my friends no longer wanted to relate to me, talk to me, or even acknowledge that I was in their life anymore.  All, simply because I now appear more male.  This poem is to all those who vanished from my life… Continue reading Poem: Where did you all go? Was it all because of a penis?

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.

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.

Culture Dysphoria, Intersex Awareness, Poems, Relationships

Poem: This is a Broken World that I emerge into.

Before I emerged from my closet….. I hid in shame because they said I would be unlovable. I have now emerged into a world that is full of their own little secrets. I hid in shame because they said I would be unlovable. I emerge to a world that has the same shame you instilled… Continue reading Poem: This is a Broken World that I emerge into.

Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Relationships

How dare you say to my face, that it is ok if they had killed me as a fetus.

This article started a tidal wave, of heartbreak,  that I did not expect in my life.  Eliminating intersex babies is not a legitimate use of genetic embryo testing By Celeste Orr:  I quote here: "Eugenics is not a horrific memory of the past; it is an ongoing practice that hides under the guise of benevolent… Continue reading How dare you say to my face, that it is ok if they had killed me as a fetus.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Culture Dysphoria, Freedom, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transgender

My genitals are not “Normal”, but I don’t think normal is normal.

I am tired of hearing the words "normal".  Who is truly "normal"?   Is the government and the medical system that powerful that it can declare me, or anyone "defective" or "disordered", when our genitals do not add up to "normal"?  So far the answer is "yes"; And yet, nature created my intersex body and… Continue reading My genitals are not “Normal”, but I don’t think normal is normal.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transgender

The Surgical Assignment of Gender and the Public Bathroom Problem in America

I would like to bring to attention, that to change one's gender, if assigned wrong by the authorities at birth,  in some states in America a person has no choice but to have genital surgery to match the typical genitals for the male and female binary. To find out the laws in each state that… Continue reading The Surgical Assignment of Gender and the Public Bathroom Problem in America