Cultural Dysphoria, My Intersex Story, TEDx Jacksonville

TEDx Video: Born Intersex: we are human!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpPTf-00ab0 The Source Page for my TEDx Talk. ~.V.~

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Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

……But Now I Have to Scream

A Memoir from Jim Costich, 2003           I was 44 before I found out what my body contains and what being intersex might mean as I age. I was born with ambiguous genitals in 1957 and I had no surgery.  I've been on hormones since I was a teen because I have… Continue reading ……But Now I Have to Scream

Celebrations, Emancipation, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Self-Determination, Transgender

My Gratitude​ for Thanksgiving 2018

From a Life Event on Facebook: I survived when I truly believe that few do. Being brave, and sharing a memory from November 2014. I was having an adrenal crisis with a urinary tract infection. I suffered from disabling autonomic dysfunction back then, among other things related to mitochondrial disorder and related problems due to… Continue reading My Gratitude​ for Thanksgiving 2018

Celebrations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People

In Honor of Herculine Barbin: November 8th, Intersex Day of Solidarity & Remembrance.

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, and now takes place on November 8th each year. This day is in Honor and Memory of Herculine Barbin a French 'Hermaphrodite' from the late 1800's. November 8th was the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by… Continue reading In Honor of Herculine Barbin: November 8th, Intersex Day of Solidarity & Remembrance.

Cultural Dysphoria, Intersex Erasure, Self-Determination, United Nations

Always up against the wall: Could I go get my Masters in a gender binary world?

I am seriously investigating a Florida University here and talking to professors to see if Earth's gender binary belief, that is not mine, is going to keep me from being successful if I go back to school to get my Masters. A Masters that I want to get that would possibly enable me on my… Continue reading Always up against the wall: Could I go get my Masters in a gender binary world?

Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA

First of all, I am not an expert, but I do legally live as an intersex male now and I do have two X chromosomes,  a vagina, ovaries, and uterus.  So, I have life experience living with a gender variant intersex body and happily doing so.  In this blog, I will speak only of my… Continue reading When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA

Celebrations, Cultural Dysphoria, Freedom, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

My Hearing to Legally Change my name is February 21, 2018, ​and a God-Incidence and here is why:

February 21, 2000, I finally escaped the grip of psychiatric addiction and dependence to over 14 pills a day. This was with the help of new doctor realizing how horribly I had been misdiagnosed. The withdrawal was absolutely horrible and I could have never done it without the help of the twelve step recovery rooms.… Continue reading My Hearing to Legally Change my name is February 21, 2018, ​and a God-Incidence and here is why:

Human Rights Violations, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: I am a cliff climber

No words need to be said. Yes, it is utterly and horrifically overwhelming at times I rarely get a break And once again Over and over again Shoved off the cliff I am a cliff climber  After fifty years I am damn good at it too At least now I know I am not alone… Continue reading Poem: I am a cliff climber

Poems

My Poem: I am the Storm

t I am the Storm. The Unforgivable. I put this world on its head now. When I decided to no longer remain silent, my blood family turned me into the living dead. As Hurricane Irma approaches I realized once more that life can be short. When I appeared a woman to this world, so sick… Continue reading My Poem: I am the Storm