To read scanned article above: Jim Costich 2005 Esquire Article This article was written at a very heady time in my life. I had joined the gay men's naturist club and running around naked in the woods with other naked men who could all see at a glance that I don't have testicles and do have… Continue reading Jim Costich: An Intersex Man Before His Time in Esquire Magazine 2005
The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals. The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons. The life of the child in the balance. Is it a girl? Is it a boy? Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?
A Memoir from Jim Costich, 2003 I was 44 before I found out what my body contains and what being intersex might mean as I age. I was born with ambiguous genitals in 1957 and I had no surgery. I've been on hormones since I was a teen because I have… Continue reading ……But Now I Have to Scream
My thoughts today and the way I see it. I feel that one of the biggest problem society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate anatomical sex with gender identity. Thinking that they are both the same thing when they are not. Most do not… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating anatomical sex with gender identity.
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
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
The Ketogenic/Paleo Diet, in my case, is a life style and dietary answer to my dealing with my Mitochondrial Disease (which causes autonomic nervous dysfunction), EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), CAH (Non-Classical/Atypical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia), PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), Celiac and Gluten Intolerance, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Borderline diabetes, Narcolepsy, Cataplexy, Chronic… Continue reading How I Saved My Life, as a Biologically Born Disabled Intersex Person.
Our kids are proof that it is about educating only about the male/female 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 not a… Continue reading The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.
Yup, I used to have chromosome Dysphoria! It was caused by science not catching up with my very real existence as an intersex nonconforming man. Chromosome Dysphoria is very real. Chromosome dysphoria happens when we are taught that only females can have XX chromosomes and males have XY chromosomes, and we believe this myth! To… Continue reading Gender is NOT Determined by Our Sex Chromosomes.