https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpPTf-00ab0 The Source Page for my TEDx Talk. ~.V.~
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
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
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.
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?
First of all, I am not an expert, but I do legally live as an intersex man 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. I am an intersex person who describes themselves as… Continue reading When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA
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:
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
My Rocketship I have been Erased, Disgraced, Questioned and Squashed I have been Bullied, Beaten, Raped and Defeated Even those who loved me have hurt me Teased, Exploited, and Poisoned This world treated me in such a way where I don't even feel I am from your planet Its authorities trying to prove me… Continue reading Poem: My Rocketship
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