Poems, Prejudice

Poem: SHAKE IT OFF!

  SHAKE IT OFF!  You say there are only two genders. Go ahead and deny We exist when We stand in front of you Educating you Teaching you Some ears can not hear! ∇∇ You say there are only two genders. Go ahead and deny We exist when We stand in front of you Educating… Continue reading Poem: SHAKE IT OFF!

Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Transgender

Poem: Over 50% would have died.

Over 50% would have died. I just survived what most would not have. No I do not like this world. It is a cruel and cold place for intersex people and transgender people. Most would not have switched their gender to save their lives. I can't respect that. I just survived what most wouldn't have.… Continue reading Poem: Over 50% would have died.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Relationships, Self-Determination, United Nations

Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

I have an intersex cousin who was born about ten years after me. They allowed a surgeon to cut off their child's phallus for no good reason. They allowed themselves to be talked into the utterly crazy belief that all there is to be a woman is to be missing a penis.  Worse, this surgeon… Continue reading Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

Celebrations, Emancipation, Freedom, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Relationships, Self-Determination

A Note to self: Dear Little Boy, who I used to be

Dear Little Boy, who I used to be, Please do not believe the lies you were told.  They convinced you that you were born wrong, that you would amount to nothing.   They even convinced you that you would never be lovable as your authentic self. They told you over and over, from the time… Continue reading A Note to self: Dear Little Boy, who I used to be

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Questions and Answers, Relationships, Self-Determination, United Nations

A Woman’s PENIS and A Man’s VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Our kids are proof that it is about educating only about the male/man & female/woman binary, and intersex erasure, that messes up the truth around natural bodily variations existing in us humans.  You see, our children were taught that intersex bodies and transgender bodies existed.  We educated them as soon as I realized I was… Continue reading A Woman’s PENIS and A Man’s VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Erasure, Relationships

Adding the “I” responsibly to LGBT

A letter I shared on: Mx. Anunnaki Ray, Gender/Intersex Activist Facebook Page: Sending a note, to simply say thank you again, for listening, and sharing this page. It is sometimes hard for people to hear about a culture different than their own, especially when daily the news can be so depressing and unimaginable. I have… Continue reading Adding the “I” responsibly to LGBT

Celebrations, Poems

Poem: Today I Celebrate my 2nd Birthday!

  Today I Celebrate my 2nd Birthday!   I sometimes do not know how I survived. But here I am, and I am alive. I have to thank you, my dear friends You told me I would make it and here I am Today Celebrating this very special Birthday! Here I stand I AM TWO… Continue reading Poem: Today I Celebrate my 2nd Birthday!

Emancipation, Hope, Relationships

Yes, I was a cutter.

  I was a cutter. I want to own "was" a cutter, because I do not want to feed that monster no more. Triggers can sometimes bring back this self-destructive behavior.  Being born intersex, and not being able to be my authentic gender, messed me up bad.  You see, I was assigned a girl, when… Continue reading Yes, I was a cutter.

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, United Nations

I was born perfect, and I am lovable. Thank you, United Nations.

I have joined my husband of twenty-eight years to make this message to the world for October, 26th, Intersex Awareness Day 2016.  After living for so long believing I was broken, I now know that I was born perfect and that I am lovable.  Thank you, my sweet husband, for loving me for who I am,… Continue reading I was born perfect, and I am lovable. Thank you, United Nations.

Poems

Poem: Somebody Stepped Inside My Soul

Somebody Stepped Inside My Soul This world robbed me. Somebody else was in control.  ∇ It took a lifetime for me to figure out this trouble.   To unravel a mystery, I was lied to and taught this damn myth.   When you lied to me as a little boy, somebody stepped inside my soul… Continue reading Poem: Somebody Stepped Inside My Soul