They look in the mirror and it is not right. They strive for perfection, and what’s reflected back doesn’t work for them. They aren’t comfortable being bound by boxes and binaries. They are themselves although that’s an intimidating place to be. They hold their ground and position with a ferocious stubbornness. Proven first, with their… Continue reading Poem: Them | By Sara Kaplan
I am dear friends with Phyllis Gallisath, a mother whos buried her transgender son died last year. His name was Liam, and he had been found dead, after not coming home one day after completing suicide. Like many of us assigned wrong at birth, he suffered from horrible depression and it finally took his life.… Continue reading Why I now don’t call it my “dead name” anymore, and why semantics matter.
I am excited to announce, and celebrate that PFLAG Rockford Illinois is the second PFLAG Chapter to responsibly include intersex. My chapter, PFLAG of Jacksonville is the first. This happening after they made me their Director of Gender/INTERSEX Education. It is my goal now to help other PFLAG chapters add the "I" responsibly. While traveling to… Continue reading PFLAG Rockford Chapter is the 2nd to become INTERSEX Inclusive.
Little baby in Africa, So innocent, so new. Born both, to a world that disgraces you and mistakes your birth a curse. Your mother who just gave birth, in pain, yet has to run with you and hide you from the snares of evil and those who want to do you both harm. Please know… Continue reading Poem: Little Baby in Africa
Joey is an amazing spirit, child, and has pure innocence. At nine years old she is very clear about her gender identity and embraces their feminine side, and yet still has a great passion for sports and aspirations to become a football player! May this world awaken gently to allow such amazing children… Continue reading Joey’s Gift: Self-Determination
Every Intersex Awareness Day is a very special day for me. However, this year is far more special. This year I would like to introduce a very brave little intersex girl named Joey. To our amazement there we were in the same city! Tiescha Thomasson is the amazing mother, my personal friend, and who… Continue reading HAPPY Intersex Awareness Day 2017! Joey meets Pirate Antonio Phoenix
Precious child, that came into my life, To show me that my work is making a difference. Your hugs, your love, a priceless gift. To think, you thank me for showing you are not alone. And yet, you are the one that made me feel that I am not alone. Precious child, that came into my… Continue reading Poem: Precious child, that came into my life