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?
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This is the first part of a series about the complex biological realities of sex. Though the posts build on one another, each can be understood alone.
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I first learned about the social construction of sex from a lovely trans woman named Kiki.
She said, “You may have heard before that gender is socially constructed, while sex is biological. But I’m here to tell you that what you’ve heard isn’t true. Sex is socially constructed too. So are you ready for the truth? Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill?”
Three years later, I was diagnosed by my gynecologist with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means that my body produces hormones intermediate between “typical men” and “typical women.” What I learned from Kiki gave me context in which to understand…
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I like to teach that gender is our personality and that a penis and a vagina does not create our gender identity. I feel that my gender identity is a personal feeling and a way I internally feel about myself. My gender identity has nothing to do with my chromosomes, hormones, genitals or reproductive system.… Continue reading The way I see it: A Penis and a Vagina does not Create our Gender Identity
I feel it is now time to create more allies, create more supportive organizations, and give a way for organizations that want to become intersex inclusive direction on how they can help us end these atrocities that intersex people face. These human rights violations are in regards to aborting healthy intersex fetuses, and ending non-consenting… Continue reading Why I feel INTERSEX should be added to the LGBTQ+ rainbow
Here is my story in short: I believed I was a disorder, a condition, and a syndrome most my life. It took Pidge Pagonis, Hida Viloria, Cary Gabriel Costello Ph.D., Tiger Devore Ph.D., Tony Briffa, Buck Angel, Judi Herring, M.D., and many other amazing souls, to help me realize that my adrenal condition (Non-Classical CAH),… Continue reading Anunnaki shares his life story
Yup, I used to have chromosome Dysphoria! It was caused by science not catching up with my very real existence as an intersex nonconforming man. Chromosome Dysphoria is very real. Chromosome dysphoria happens when we are taught that only females can have XX chromosomes and males have XY chromosomes, and we believe this myth! To… Continue reading Gender is NOT Determined by Our Sex Chromosomes.
We now know that intersex traits are very common in humans. Some say that the occurrence of intersex traits is as high as 1 in 150. Since this is the case, this an obvious scientific explanation to why we have so many different types of people walking around. We have different sexual orientations, different… Continue reading Why the “I” should come First: I LGBTQA+
Here is my Seahorse Dude, that represents me. I created him December, 30th, 2015. It was my first time experimenting with digital art. I published him for the first time March, 5th, 2016. As you can read in more detail, in the "About Me" section of my website, I was born with many medical issues.… Continue reading The Creation of My Seahorse, and what he means to me.
Pictures of women in history who grew out their beards: Grace Gilbert - The Redheaded Bearded Lady This is Jusepe de Ribera's 1631 painting, "The Bearded Woman." “Womb Man” versus “Woman with a Beard”; My thoughts, my story. So why are some women able to grow beards? There are a few reasons to… Continue reading Women with Beards.
It is important that I share with you something I see many having confusion around when referring to a person born with intersex traits. My body was born with physical traits of both male and female. There are many different ways this can happen in a person, but to keep things simple, for me it… Continue reading I was born with an Intersex body, but this does not create my Gender or my Sexual Orientation.