Turns out sharing your truth about being a woman born with balls for the first time in front of a panel of Southern legislators makes for a pretty interesting story—but I’m getting ahead of myself. I wrote a book called Inverse Cowgirl about my experience living intersex in Texas.
“Wendy Davis was right about one thing: We’re all on the same team. We’re all fighting for consent—to make our own decisions about our bodies rather than have someone else make them for us. Many intersex individuals, myself included, have undergone surgeries in our youth to force our bodies to fit the gender binary better. Some surgeries, like mine, involve sterilizing us without our consent—stripping us of our reproductive freedom. Sound familiar?”