Sunday, November 23, 2014

Op-Ed Piece in The Guardian Is Out Today!

Hi, everyone! I wrote a piece questioning why, when intersex people are discussed in the media, it's so often in a sensationalistic, stigmatizing, offensive way. There HAVE been more respectful articles written about intersex people and intersex issues that have been respectful, but the OH-MY-GOD-A-REAL-LIFE-INTERSEX-PERSON is still far too common.

You can check out my piece here.

One final note: I want to correct a line that was edited for the piece, focusing on Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who's currently banned from competing in professional sports because of her naturally high testosterone levels. I have A LOT of hope that Dutee will run! Sign the petition to help ensure that she does.

Thanks, as always, for reading & acknowledging the importance of intersex issues & intersex human rights.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Intersex Awareness Day!

Love and pride to every intersex person and intersex ally today.  For all of you on your own journeys of coming out as intersex, dealing with medical trauma, learning more about how you identify, recognizing how being intersex informs how you operate in the world, sharing your history with others publicly or one-on-one, and advocating for our rights to bodily autonomy...

...happy Intersex Awareness Day.  Be proud of who you are.  Keep fighting the good fight.  <33

Friday, October 24, 2014

TONIGHT: Last NYC Intersex Awareness Day Event!

If ya missed us on Wednesday, join us tonight at 6pm at NYU's Kimmel Center, Rm 804 to discuss intersex and INTERSEXionality!

Link to our Facebook event page here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537861946443362/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Thanks for supporting us - see your smiling faces then!

<3,
C

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TONIGHT: First NYC Intersex Awareness Day Event!

It's here, it's here - it's finally here!  :D

Tonight's first IAD event will be held at Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, & Activist Center at 7pm.  It's open to the public - feel free to bring any exemplary humans of your choice to the event!  

Link to more deets on our Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/540109692755528/

See you there!  <33

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Intersex people are still largely not out of the closet.  To those of you who are coming out for the first time, & to those who keep making the choice to come out to people in your life - you are awesome.  Coming out as Intersex has been one of the most freeing, necessary things I've ever done in my life.  It's still hard sometimes for sure, but being out has made my whole experience of being a person out in the world - whether interacting with other people or enjoying some solitude - such a different experience.  Staying in the closet can make things easier in the short-term (and in some situations, it's necessary to stay safe). But there's no replacement for feeling free to live your truth.  

For everyone coming out today - and courage and love to you!  <333

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NYC Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) 2014 Events Announced!

Y’ALL.

I am proud to announce two fantastic events this year for NYC’s Annual Intersex Awareness Day (NYC IAD) events! I’ll be raising awareness with intersex folks & activists, Hida Viloria and DalĂ©a Rundblad.

The theme this year is INTERSEXionality: how being intersex (& intersexphobia) relates to other identities (& forms of oppression). Discussion encouraged.

First event is on Wed, Oct 22nd, at Bluestockings at 7pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/540109692755528/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Last event is on Fri, Oct 24th, at NYU (Kimmel Center, Room 804) at 6pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537861946443362/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

We’d love to see you there! Feel free to join, share, and promote these events as you like.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Parents Project Post: How to Talk to Your Intersex Kid

Hi, everyone! I'm proud, once again, to be working with the fine folks at Everyone Is Gay - specifically, their Parents Project. In this post, I offer some advice on how to discuss intersex issues with your intersex kid (since in our current climate, where intersex people are largely not understood positively viewed, that can be very difficult to do sometimes).

Check it out here!