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
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
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: A) Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. B) Gender Identity = Our personality and how we feel female, male, both or… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?
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 Child’s Gender
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
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
I have heard it will take time. That it is going to take time to stop mutilating the genitals of innocent children. No, you are not "fixing us" and getting away with it no longer. Yes, you heard right. We all shout from the rooftops now! That this world is so barbaric! Everyone will… Continue reading My Plea to this World on New Year’s Day 2018.
I have a dear friend of mine who is an intersex survivor. His name is Jeffrey A. Benedict, and he has allowed me to share this with you today. Like many of us intersex people, he has had those moments where he felt like the only one. This world wants you to think we are… Continue reading We are not rare!