Culture Dysphoria, Human Rights Violations, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Relationships

Why I said ‘no’ to Dr. Phil.

  What a Ride! I watched a November 2015 Dr. Phil show episode entitled, Mama's Little Boy or Daddy's Little Girl: Identity Confusion or Brainwashing?. The reason I’m giving that show space in my blog is to illustrate the way NOT to advocate for intersex human rights, and I almost got coerced into it.   The… Continue reading Why I said ‘no’ to Dr. Phil.

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Human Rights, Prejudice, Relationships

Dear Ally, Please Don’t Deny you are a Person of Privilege to Love Me

I have a few people in my life who are really trying to be good allies.  I genuinely appreciate this.   As a minority, in many ways, I know that it is not always easy to accept a person like me in your life. I know that most mean well, but here is the problem, with… Continue reading Dear Ally, Please Don’t Deny you are a Person of Privilege to Love Me

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

Hope, Poems, Short Messages

Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

I Promise to Be Your Voice I read about you, in Africa, sweet angel now in heaven. They cut your penis off, and you bled to death.   Your family blamed all the bad things of the world on your birth.  That you were supposedly a curse to this world, simply because you were born… Continue reading Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

Celebrations, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Human Rights, Self-Determination, Short Messages

When will the rest of the world catch up with Malta?

Stop the Genital Assignment of Gender in Intersex Infants.   GENDER is not in our genitals.  It is in our brain.  GENDER is a social construct.  Our genitals are the product of the diversity of nature. There are many variances of genitals.  Our genitals do not always follow the "rules of the male/female binary".  … Continue reading When will the rest of the world catch up with Malta?

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE

"FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE  Because their bodies don't comply with the typical definition of male or female.  Intersex children and adults are frequently subjected to forced sterilization and other unnecessary and irreversible surgery and suffer discrimination in schools, workplace, and other… Continue reading FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations

Cut IT off: A “Psychosocial Emergency!”

I know the title of this blog is drastic.  I did it on purpose.  There is no nice way to say it.  I will not comply to this being called "corrective surgery", when a baby is not sick, and this destroys fertility and sexual pleasure later in life. But guess what, it happens daily in… Continue reading Cut IT off: A “Psychosocial Emergency!”