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Stories about intersex people coming out publicly or to their families.

  • Illustration on themes of coming out as intersex, having boundaries in advocacy. Image shows a person, numbly smiling and staring off into the distance, surrounded by hands making thumbs up gestures. The background is intersex flag colors.

Coming Out as Intersex: What I Wish I Had Known

October 18th, 2020|

How do you set boundaries when it can feel like changing the world requires laying yourself bare? When coming out as intersex and going public in the media with my own story as a teen, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Fellow intersex advocates share the tips and boundaries they wish they’d had. By

  • Five intersex people with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Allie, Jubi, Mari, Bria, and Sophia

5 Intersex People on Growing Up with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

June 12th, 2020|

June is CAH Awareness Month. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is the medical term given to one of the most common intersex conditions. We talked to five young people about their experiences with CAH, adrenal crisis, and growing up with intersex bodies. By Bria Brown-King   This essay is also available in Spanish, thanks to the translation

  • Anick and fellow intersex activist and interACT Youth member Irene waving an intersex flag at the Oii Europe 2018 Community Event in Copenhagen.

Meeting Other Intersex People for the First Time

February 15th, 2018|

Anick and fellow intersex activist and interACT Youth member Irene at the Oii Europe 2018 Community Event in Copenhagen. by Anick I want you to imagine you are isolated, that you’ve got a secret you feel like you should hide because you fear no one could possibly understand you, or that they’d laugh

  • Glamour Photo of Jackie Green for Intersex Advocacy

Accepting Myself as an Intersex Woman

March 22nd, 2017|

My name is Jackie Green and for as long as I can remember my biggest fear in life was that someone would find out that I had XY chromosomes - a fact about me that you can’t see, feel, or sense in any way.  Yet I still found myself afraid of what others would think

Can You Be Born Intersex Without Knowing? It Happened to Me

October 26th, 2016|

Is it possible to be intersex without knowing? I discovered I was intersex by watching a Buzzfeed video. By Irene     My doctors never talked to me. And my father kept everything secret from me for 7 years. Last year I discovered the truth because of the “What It's Like To Be Intersex” Buzzfeed