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

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

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

My Intersex Story: Was I violated?

My answer:  Yes, I was violated. Tragically for me, psychiatrists, doctors, and the therapist had the solution to my being intersex, they started to fix me at three years old, and throughout most of my life.   Back then the theories of Dr. John Money were very strong.  He felt you could teach gender, despite… Continue reading My Intersex Story: Was I violated?

Human Rights Violations, Poems, Prejudice, Short Messages

Another Intersex Poem: It is sad when it takes bravery to be my friend.

    It is sad when it takes bravery to be my friend. What will your friends say, when they find out, that I was born in-between, or was once called a beautiful woman with a "disorder of sexual development",  or a "syndrome"? * I now appear a queer gay man, I won't even conform to… Continue reading Another Intersex Poem: It is sad when it takes bravery to be my friend.

Emancipation, Poems, Relationships

Poem: Why did you want me to die?

Why did you want me to die? The last I heard you were "Devastated" that I saved my life. "Devastated" that you now have a brother "Devastated" that I did not die a broken and A very sick intersex woman Why did you want me to die? Did I ruin your plans for my funeral?… Continue reading Poem: Why did you want me to die?

Celebrations, Hope, Self-Determination, Short Messages

It is nice to welcome 2016! At one time my wings were broken. I can fly now. Believe in your miracle. Believe in yourself!

BELIEVE in Yourself   "I am you, and you are me....If you want it you got it, you just got to believe, believe in yourself....we got to stand up if we are going to be free....  "   Lenny Kravitz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spPWnh3JvZ0#t=58 To all those who are struggling, don't give up!  SELF-DETERMINATION of GENDER is OUR… Continue reading It is nice to welcome 2016! At one time my wings were broken. I can fly now. Believe in your miracle. Believe in yourself!

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination

All Intersex Bodies are Beautiful, and I do not need fixed to fit your ‘normal’.

After forty-six years, I finally figured out that I was born in the right body!  Since my life had been destroyed by this ideal regarding male and female, I have joked that I was born to the wrong planet at times though.  I joked that the Mothership had left me here. Yes, my life was… Continue reading All Intersex Bodies are Beautiful, and I do not need fixed to fit your ‘normal’.

Human Rights Violations, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

I am an Emerging Gender/Intersex Activist

As an intersex survivor, it is my commitment to join other intersex or social activist, in helping  to show this world that little intersex children should not be harmed any more.  I am now dedicated to do this with Judi Herring, M.D., and with the new friendships,  mentorship  and wisdom of several intersex activists who… Continue reading I am an Emerging Gender/Intersex Activist