Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, United Nations

Poem: Little Baby in Africa

Little baby in Africa, So innocent, so new. Born both, to a world that disgraces you and mistakes your birth a curse. Your mother who just gave birth,  in pain, yet has to run with you and hide you from the snares of evil and those who want to do you both harm. Please know… Continue reading Poem: Little Baby in Africa

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.

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.

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

Doctors call us a disorder, defect, or syndrome, when we are born. We are simply INTERSEX.

  INTERSEX people are born as often as redheads, and possibly even more frequent. Sometimes when we are born, doctors do not even call us "intersex" or even "hermaphrodites". Instead, they tell our parents we are born with a "defect", a "disorder", or a "syndrome". Which is very misleading. This way they can justify corrective… Continue reading Doctors call us a disorder, defect, or syndrome, when we are born. We are simply INTERSEX.