I thought it might be useful to share some other perspectives from intersex people/people with DSDs, so I’m going to start a collection called DSDvoices. I hope this provides intersex people/people with DSDs with a space in which they can tell their stories and talk about themselves and their conditions without fear of being criticised […]
Monthly archives: July 2019
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 […]
A Tale of Twitter
Please be advised, this blog includes some examples of abusive and graphic content that some people may find distressing. A very dear friend of mine has asked me to write a bit about my time on Twitter and what happened to me on there. I think it’s important that we talk about how Twitter influences […]
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 […]
Do Intersex Men Have Periods?
I’ve been asked to comment on some of the claims made by Jessica Yaniv in their recent British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal hearing (there’s some background to the case here for those not familiar with it), as well as other comments they have made in the past pertaining to being intersex. Let’s get the easy […]