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:

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Poems, Relationships

Poem: My heart

My heart is shattered My anger is all I feel now Driven by rage A poison  My heart is shattered My fear is all I feel now Driven by disgust A poison My heart is abandoned now My pain is all remains now Driven by the deepest sorrow  A sorrow deeper than the sea A… Continue reading Poem: My heart

Intersex Awareness, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Relationships, Short Messages

PTSD and being an Intersex Survivor during the Holidays

I have a few friends, like myself, who have horrible PTSD, and who were violated in various ways and also assigned the wrong gender. The cost: their genitals, fertility, not knowing what they would have naturally looked like, losing friends, losing family, losing their jobs; every aspect of their lives touched and sometimes destroyed by… Continue reading PTSD and being an Intersex Survivor during the Holidays

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

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Celebrations, Intersex Awareness, Self-Determination

Joey’s Gift: Self-Determination

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

Poems

My Poem: I am the Storm

  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

Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Transphobia

Examples of Transphobia, Queerphobia, ​and Intersexphobia

The following are a few examples of transphobic attitudes (note that sometimes these examples below can be examples of Queerphobia too): The belief/insistence that trans women are not "real women" The belief/insistence that trans men are not "real men". The belief/insistence that non-binary genders are invalid and do not exist. The belief/insistence that transsexual people… Continue reading Examples of Transphobia, Queerphobia, ​and Intersexphobia

Anonymous Messages, Human Rights, Prejudice, Relationships

An Anonymous Message from a Suicidal Intersex Survivor

I have been helping an intersex survivor and asked to share their words to this world.  I Hope this makes everyone give pause.  It is no wonder why the suicide rate is so high.  I have felt the same at times: I may seem like a strong person, but in reality, I am fragile deep… Continue reading An Anonymous Message from a Suicidal Intersex Survivor

Cultural Dysphoria, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Self-Determination

Poem: Somebody else was in control

  They told me I had to be a girl. Can you imagine being told you are a girl? Somebody else was in control.  At three years old, they told me my body could never pass as a boy. Can you imagine being told your body is wrong at three? Somebody else was in control.… Continue reading Poem: Somebody else was in control

Intersex Awareness, Poems

Poem: Dear child, born like me

Dear Child, born like me, I saw your blue eyes, yesterday. Your eyes, as deep as the ocean, they touched my soul. I could feel your insecurity, your anxiety, and happiness, to be with a person born like yourself for the first time ever. I think it is in our eyes. People see it in… Continue reading Poem: Dear child, born like me