What is intersex?

I was helping a friend of a friend out last night and they asked me to describe what intersex is. Although there are a couple of posts on here that explore the different conditions and how they affect development, I realised I haven’t answered the basic question ‘what is intersex?’ So, I thought I’d share […]

If you knew Susie…

While we’re on the subject of Mermaids and funding, it reminds me of another thread I wrote, detailing the antics of Mermaids CEO, Susie Green. I know people referred to it quite a bit, so it seems as good a time as any to revisit that and update the information. For context, as ever, this […]

Okey dokey, wokey blokey

As I’m on the subject of people tone policing those of us with DSDs, I want to share this. I thought this thread was gone forever but, by magic and perseverance, I’ve managed to retrieve it. This may be big headed but I’m so pleased. It’s one of the things I’m most proud of ever […]

Why Do Trans Activists Claim to Be Intersex?

This is a question I get asked a lot and, to be honest, it’s one of the hardest to answer. Firstly, being asked to second guess someone else’s motivation is problematic. I can only guess what they’re thinking based on their behaviour, I can’t know. Secondly, I don’t think it has a simple answer, like […]

DSDvoices: On the importance of knowing Women with Turner Syndrome are women

Guest author; @soulfoodie, republished, with kind permission, from her blog. If I was nervous about writing the previous post, I am beyond nervous about writing this one. I have been thinking if I should now for several months. The fact I even have to write it, and the knowledge of some of the reactions I […]

Is there such a thing as “intersex genitalia”?

Okay, let’s talk about “intersex genitalia”, or using its proper term, ambiguous genitalia and how sex is determined. First of all, it is not some doctor, rubbing their chin, doing a sharp intake of breath and writing down a question mark, or a “best guess”, with a shrug. This really minimises the experience that parents […]