Don’t tell anyone

Don’t tell anyone

Don’t tell anyone

Irene Kuzemko

“Why do you have to be so detailed and share everything about yourself to everyone?”

“Don’t mention the testicle that you had, why do you have to mention it?”

“Don’t come out to this elderly relative, it’ll kill them!”

“No, I will never tell anyone about the activism that you do and the topic you’re working on.”

I made this photo after a long day of arguing with a family member, and it is about the burning pain of being told “don’t tell anyone”. Even after being out for years, I feel pushed back into the closet by family members. I’m proud to be intersex, I accept and love my body, and I refuse to hide. I wish my family could support me in this.

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