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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Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: My Intersectionality

  Born in every way I am hated by your world May I wake you up Haiku By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day in the United States My intersectionality: I feel like an alien to this world. I have a Marquez Castilian Spanish Father My mother grew up in poverty in… Continue reading Poem: My Intersectionality

Cultural Dysphoria, Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: Was it my penis?

The void of emptiness. A hole in my heart.   Was it your assumptions, your embarrassment, your shame? Why won't you call me a friend now? Was it my beard, my penis, my appearing a gay man now? You said I had lied to you when I appeared a woman. Why did my becoming an… Continue reading Poem: Was it my penis?

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Civil Rights, Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice, Short Messages

IAD 2018 Poem: You will not Erase Me!

  You will not erase me. I received my human right to exist. The binary is a myth. My Intersex Awareness Day Haiku: By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez October 26th, 2018 'Erasure of an entire group': intersex people fear Trump anti-trans memo Their lives would be at odds with the scientifically erroneous definitions of sex… Continue reading IAD 2018 Poem: You will not Erase Me!

Bridge Building, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transphobia, United Nations

Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological sex with gender identity.

    My thoughts today and the way I see it. I feel that one of the biggest problem society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate biological sex with gender identity.  Thinking that they are both the same thing when they are not.  Most do not… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological sex with gender identity.

Hope, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: Getting over the Grief of Abandonment

This world did not teach you. I could not reach you. This world did not teach you. So you did not know better. • Ignorance creates monsters.   Ignorance creates fear. You were supposed to love me. You hated me instead. We are blood. It did not matter to you. • This world did not… Continue reading Poem: Getting over the Grief of Abandonment

Civil Rights, Freedom, Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Hope, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: The Underground Railroad LGBTQIA+

How do we stay safe? Do we have freedom? You argue if I have privilege or not I don't have the same human rights as you I don't have the same civil rights as you either My life could be in danger My life not protected  Bigotry and Prejudice Special Safe lists: Safe doctors Safe… Continue reading Poem: The Underground Railroad LGBTQIA+

Intersex People, Prejudice, Short Messages, Transgender

How I lost all my Privilege

I now appear a MINORITY in many ways. I am the SAME PERSON, only my labels have changed.   I have much to share with this world about hate, prejudice, and judgment now.     When I appeared a GIRL to this world: At one time I was considered Cisgender, Heterosexual, and had White Female… Continue reading How I lost all my Privilege

Hate Crimes, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Memories, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

To my mother: When I was born I became a thorn in your pocket You wanted me to be Anthony I disappointed you You raised me as Antoinette My picture not even in your locket You couldn't protect me, they erased me To my living sister: When I grew up You called me Toni with… Continue reading Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

Poems, Prejudice, Relationships

Poem: Your Open Mind

Telling me you have an open mind makes you think you are safe and that you will allow yourself to be friends with me. I am a minority: INTERSEX  GENDER NONCONFORMING GAY MAN  ♥ With a friendly smile, you tell me you have no problem with how I live my life. It made me worry… Continue reading Poem: Your Open Mind