Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Culture Dysphoria, Human Rights Violations, Prejudice, Self-Determination

It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants!

This diagram, above, shows some of the varieties of genital appearance that can occur in some forms of intersex.  Often, when a baby is born appearing like one of these varieties of human, it is considered a "psychosocial emergency"; and doctors want to make the child appear as typical as possible as soon as possible.  The… Continue reading It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants!

Hope, Human Rights, Poems, Short Messages

Poem: Can you think outside this male and female box?

  Can you think outside this male and female box? I see the symbols of gender from our past. History proves we walked among you.   I wonder why we did not last. Something must have gone terribly wrong. They banished us from view, and only two stayed strong. The Typical Male and Female. But, if… Continue reading Poem: Can you think outside this male and female box?

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Human Rights Violations, Poems

Poem: Too filled with sorrow to cry anymore

Too filled with sorrow to even cry anymore This world took away who I am. It took away my purpose. I told you I was a boy, but what would I know?   You said I was too young to know. >:< This world took away who I am. I lived broken.   It upset… Continue reading Poem: Too filled with sorrow to cry anymore

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Hope, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Poems

An Intersex Poem of Freedom: I Will Sing My Song

  For Warmth I hold my face between my hands no I am not crying I hold my face between my hands to keep my loneliness warm two hands protecting two hands nourishing two hands to prevent my soul from leaving me in anger By Thich Nhat Hanh My sorrow and empathy consume me when… Continue reading An Intersex Poem of Freedom: I Will Sing My Song

Human Rights, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Chile outlawed unnecessary Genital “Normalizing” Surgeries on Intersex Babies! 2nd country to do so since last April 2015, when Malta was the first.

A Sad UPDATE to this blog:  We thought Chili had outlawed these surgeries on nonconsenting intersex children. It ends up that something else ended up happening to the creation of this new law that invalidates the original resolution. Quote: On August 23, 2016, the Chilean Ministry of Health issued Circular No. 7, 2016, which invalidated… Continue reading Chile outlawed unnecessary Genital “Normalizing” Surgeries on Intersex Babies! 2nd country to do so since last April 2015, when Malta was the first.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Hope, Human Rights Violations, Prejudice, Self-Determination

Doctors, Please Stop Lying to Our Parents. Intersex people are lovable without being fixed. WE ARE HUMAN

  As an intersex person, my story is a testimony that we do not have to be surgically altered to be loved; and yes, although my life was medically extremely difficult in many ways, I found a life partner of over twenty-seven years and we created a beautiful family.  To my family I am not broken.… Continue reading Doctors, Please Stop Lying to Our Parents. Intersex people are lovable without being fixed. WE ARE HUMAN

Celebrations, Hope, Self-Determination, Short Messages

It is nice to welcome 2016! At one time my wings were broken. I can fly now. Believe in your miracle. Believe in yourself!

BELIEVE in Yourself   "I am you, and you are me....If you want it you got it, you just got to believe, believe in yourself....we got to stand up if we are going to be free....  "   Lenny Kravitz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spPWnh3JvZ0#t=58 To all those who are struggling, don't give up!  SELF-DETERMINATION of GENDER is OUR… Continue reading It is nice to welcome 2016! At one time my wings were broken. I can fly now. Believe in your miracle. Believe in yourself!

Celebrations, Relationships, Self-Determination

My First Year Celebration! With Pictures of My First Year Transformation

  I AM ONE YEARS OLD TODAY!   One year ago, December 19th,  I started my journey legally and hormonally as male.  This was after living un-authentically for the first 46 years of my life.  The 'Happy Birthday' picture above, was the one my husband picked out for invitations for my FIRST YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.  To… Continue reading My First Year Celebration! With Pictures of My First Year Transformation

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Short Messages

Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know: With Judi Herring, M.D.

Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know:  Gender is a social construct that was created by us humans. Gender cannot be determined by our genitals, reproductive system, hormones.  This means that gender cannot be determined by the size of one's clitoris or penis, the presence of testicles or ovaries,… Continue reading Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know: With Judi Herring, M.D.

Human Rights Violations, Poems

Poem: Human Rights; December 10th, International Human Rights Day

INTERSEX HUMAN RIGHTS: H    help us get the message out U    ugly things are allowed to happen to intersex babies M   make a difference today, and share an intersex person's story A   anger can make a difference if focused and controlled N   no more atrocities    R   reason with… Continue reading Poem: Human Rights; December 10th, International Human Rights Day