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Content created for or around Intersex Awareness Day, October 26th.

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

What Intersex Awareness Day Means to Me: Emily

October 22nd, 2015|

Hope. Change. Acceptance. Celebration. To me, those are the words I think of as I’m getting ready for Intersex Awareness Day.   Intersex people spend much of our lives in a negative loop. Sometime it’s a loop told to us by doctors. Sometimes it’s friends. Or family. Or school. Or society as a whole. Sometimes,

What Intersex Awareness Day Means to Me – Rebecca

October 20th, 2015|

I was nine years old when I asked my mother to verify that I would never have a period -- just like Aunt Kacki.  I pointed out passages of "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret," and asked repeatedly if that would happen to me.  We had never spoken about Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, the term

AIC Guest Blog | Kitty Anderson, Intersex Iceland

October 27th, 2014|

Yesterday was Intersex Awareness Day. AIC teamed up with Kitty Anderson, Chair of Intersex Iceland, to create a post in which Kitty shares their story of how a small group of people can change the world! Before Intersex Iceland, little else was known besides that one surgery a year was performed to determine an intersex

Celebration of Community Empowerment this Intersex Awareness Day by Anne Tamar Mattis

October 25th, 2013|

Saturday October 26, 2013 is International Intersex Awareness Day (IAD).  This day marks the anniversary of the October 26, 1996 demonstration where activists and allies held a public demonstration demanding visibility and justice in Boston, where the American Academy of Pediatrics held its annual conference.   IAD has become an international day of grass-roots action