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
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.
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?
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?
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’.
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