Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers

Can We Really Identify All the Genders Out There?

The answer is: NO Here is why: To me, gender is a spectrum as vast as the Universe and is as personal as each and every person's experience here on Earth.  Gender is dictated by too many factors to mention here in the time allotted for one simple blog post.  Some try to give gender… Continue reading Can We Really Identify All the Genders Out There?

Human Rights, Prejudice, Relationships

Dear Ally, Please Don’t Deny you are a Person of Privilege to Love Me

I have a few people in my life who are really trying to be good allies.  I genuinely appreciate this.   As a minority, in many ways, I know that it is not always easy to accept a person like me in your life. I know that most mean well, but here is the problem, with… Continue reading Dear Ally, Please Don’t Deny you are a Person of Privilege to Love Me

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender, Transphobia

I am an Intersex Person. I never felt like a Cisgender Person and I Relate to Some Transgender Men.

I am a person born with intersex traits, that was assumed to be female, and raised female.  A Cisgender person identifies as the gender they are assigned to at birth.  I do not, nor have I ever felt Cisgender, even when I appeared female.  All the therapy and surgery in the world could never achieve… Continue reading I am an Intersex Person. I never felt like a Cisgender Person and I Relate to Some Transgender Men.

Poems, Prejudice

Poem: And Once the Storm is Over, I was Buried Alive

And once the storm is over, I was buried alive I sit here wishing you had not buried me alive I was your brother I know I made a bad sister I was your son How could I be who I was never meant to be? Is this my punishment? And once the storm is… Continue reading Poem: And Once the Storm is Over, I was Buried Alive

Hope, Poems, Short Messages

Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

I Promise to Be Your Voice I read about you, in Africa, sweet angel now in heaven. They cut your penis off, and you bled to death.   Your family blamed all the bad things of the world on your birth.  That you were supposedly a curse to this world, simply because you were born… Continue reading Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

Poems, Short Messages

Poem: Nothing takes away that kind of pain, or that kind of loss

    Nothing takes away  that Kind of Pain or that Kind of  Loss   You broke my heart Raising me a Girl Why is it my voice was unheard? You broke my soul Telling me I was no good I can still hear you saying I would amount to nothing You needed me the… Continue reading Poem: Nothing takes away that kind of pain, or that kind of loss

Poems

Poem: What happens when they raise a boy, a girl?

  What happens when they raise a boy, a girl? By Anunnaki Ray I  have been watched over by angels, since they took away my right The angels must have known that I would need them every night. For it was then I could hardly breathe.  Knowing but not knowing I was being violated, but I… Continue reading Poem: What happens when they raise a boy, a girl?

Prejudice

The Haters

The above picture, of this little girl, went viral.   This picture should go down in history. As a parent of three amazing kids, this picture touches me in ways that few might realize.  Because now I know how such hate touches the heart of an innocent child.  I have seen their tears personally.  No… Continue reading The Haters

Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Relationships, Self-Determination

When Saliva Turns to Spit!

Facebook allows us to see your memories. I am not so sure it is good to look back at times. A HUGE number of my "friends" vanished, or had to be blocked as they were revealed as uneducated about intersex, haters, bigots, and simply unable to accept me.   Even educating them that I was an… Continue reading When Saliva Turns to Spit!

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE

"FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE  Because their bodies don't comply with the typical definition of male or female.  Intersex children and adults are frequently subjected to forced sterilization and other unnecessary and irreversible surgery and suffer discrimination in schools, workplace, and other… Continue reading FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE