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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Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Poems, Self-Determination

IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl

Intersex Girl My name is Joey and I’m here to say, I am intersex and that’s okay. I love to dance, sing and play football too and that does not make me different than you. I love being me and you love being you, there is so much we can do. We can kick a… Continue reading IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, United Nations

These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

  All these organizations say it is time to give intersex children their self-determination over their own gender identity and allow the child to grow up to decide on their own if they need surgery or not.   Most surgeries done on intersex children are cosmetic in nature, unnecessary and done without the child's informed… Continue reading These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits

California Just Became The First State To Pass Legislation On Intersex Rights

I thank you for your hard work and making this a better world!  InterACT Advocates for Intersex Youth Go to InterACT to see original:   VICTORY: California is the First in the U.S. to Pass Legislation on Intersex Rights; HISTORY: MADE! Today, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, Equality California, and California State Senator Scott Wiener… Continue reading California Just Became The First State To Pass Legislation On Intersex Rights

Celebrations, Emancipation, Freedom, Gender Pirate, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Short Messages, TEDx Jacksonville

I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

    Thank you TEDx Jacksonville for giving me this opportunity to change this world. I am feeling very emotional and very honored.  As a little boy, I had my voice taken from me. I now don't have to be silent. I have given myself a voice. I will continue to promise to be the… Continue reading I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Poems

Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

Intersex Poem: September 5th, 2012 "Let’s curse the verse. The fame of shame can be tamed. Its name is bold, written on a frame of gold. The picture can’t be measured with a Ritcher. A broken heart torn all apart. So from the start, we a work of art. But with a scalpel with no… Continue reading Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not.  So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: Definitions First: Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. Ipso Gender = When an Intersex person agrees with their birth assignment.… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Transgender

STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

I WISH THIS WORLD WOULD STOP EQUATING GENITALS and Body Parts to GENDER. I believe it is harming intersex children, gender non-conforming people and those transgender people who want genital integrity and the genitals they were born with. NOTE:   Biological Sex is of or relating to the physical, whereas gender is of or relating… Continue reading STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

Bridge Building, Celebrations, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Intersex Awareness, Intersex inclusion, Mama Dragons

Mama Dragons is Intersex Inclusive

  Mama Dragons have been amazing to educate about intersex!   I am honored, and proud, to have been working with a mother and President of Moma Dragons, in educating them about intersex and how to guide parents to the proper avenues. Their President Julie Packer has been eager to learn about the atrocities intersex… Continue reading Mama Dragons is Intersex Inclusive

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Hate Crimes, Hope, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Transgender, Transphobia

Women’s March 2018

On this day of #WomensMarch2018 I would like to share #WeAreHuman: Transwomen and some Intersex Women are #RealWomen with amazing penises, or something in-between, and their penis is a female penis and deserves to be loved, honored, protected, and accepted by society. #XYWomen There are also amazing gestational father's, who are intersex or transgender, out… Continue reading Women’s March 2018