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flamingo for an expansive intersex umbrella | writer, former comms @interact_adv, fiction rep @HelmLiterary 🦩 https://t.co/43y9Xd76hh
Sep 27, 2019 15 tweets 3 min read
Every time I meet a new intersex person, I hear at LEAST 1 of

1⃣It's my first time meeting someone
2⃣They told me I never would
3⃣I didn't know if I was "intersex enough"
4⃣I was out as gay/trans for much longer
5⃣I only knew I had a 'medical thing'

obvs no coincidence #thread 1⃣ This is all political. Keeping people medicalized, small in numbers, and in the dark about finding others slows social change.
Aug 2, 2019 12 tweets 3 min read
I am VERY RARELY able to access toilets while away from home in San Francisco. I am white, English-speaking, able-bodied and might be perceived as professional.

An experience last night really cemented the cruelty of San Francisco and the gig economy it has shaped. #thread I was in a rideshare on the highway, on my way home at night, and realized... shit, I reeeealllly have to shit. 15 mins from home. After a fraught internal debate, I worked up the nerve to bring it up with the driver, an older Greek man.
Nov 6, 2018 23 tweets 6 min read
As an intersex AND queer person: it takes deliberation to talk about #intersex issues in a way that does not risk inadvertently throwing LGBTQ+ people, esp trans people, under the bus. We have a responsibility to calculate every word, esp "biological"... #thread btw yes, I AM of the opinion that "I" firmly belongs in the LGBT+ acronym. Intersex medicalization born from homophobia shows parallels: intersex ppl falling on a spectrum of sex face violence & erasure for the same reasons as ppl who fall along a spectrum of gender, sexuality.