Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

By Jim Costich  March 29th, 2019 Before I begin, here is a reminder of the definition of Intersex from the United Nations Intersex fact sheet: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term… Continue reading The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

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Human Rights Violations, My Intersex Story

Surviving ‘Psychic​ Mutilation’, and how I was psychiatrically and medically violated and erased.

When I was born there was no way to define my true biological sex accurately.  This is because I was born intersex.  Because of this, they thought it would be in my best interest to assign me female and raise me a girl when I was never supposed to be a girl. By adolescence, being… Continue reading Surviving ‘Psychic​ Mutilation’, and how I was psychiatrically and medically violated and erased.

Bridge Building, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Science, United Nations

A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals.  The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons.   The life of the child in the balance.  Is it a girl?  Is it a boy?  Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Poems, Self-Determination

IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl

Intersex Girl My name is Joey and I’m here to say, I am intersex and that’s okay. I love to dance, sing and play football too and that does not make me different than you. I love being me and you love being you, there is so much we can do. We can kick a… Continue reading IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl

Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Homophobia, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transphobia, United Nations

My Plea to this World on New Year’s Day 2018.

  I have heard it will take time. That it is going to take time to stop mutilating the genitals of innocent children. No, you are not "fixing us" and getting away with it no longer. Yes, you heard right. We all shout from the rooftops now!  That this world is so barbaric! Everyone will… Continue reading My Plea to this World on New Year’s Day 2018.

Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Prejudice

If this is not eugenics and genocide what is it?

Here is something that should not go unspoken anymore:  The plan for the extinction of us intersex people: If they can't abort us when detected in-utero, when we are born they will make us infertile. If we are a risk of appearing homosexual to this world, they will cut off our parts, and create parts.… Continue reading If this is not eugenics and genocide what is it?

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.

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 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, Gender, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender, United Nations

My thoughts about the Third Gender Box, Gender Neutral or Gender X

I was born with intersex variations, here is my autobiography.   My body does not comply with the rules that would put me into either the biological male box or the biological female box. So at my birth, and during my life, and up until the emancipation of my true gender, I was forced, mostly… Continue reading My thoughts about the Third Gender Box, Gender Neutral or Gender X