No past in the present looking for a future
My name is A. Anakin. I’m 20 years old, and I’m an intersex person with salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) 21 hydroxylase. When I was born, the doctors decided that I would be a woman and that my body would be accommodated according to that gender. To achieve this, for 12 years I went to the operating room to have different cosmetic surgeries performed on me without my consent: they turned my testicular bags into vaginal lips, clitoral mutilation and vaginoplasty. Between the ages of 17 months and 12 years, I was also given high doses of medication (cortisone). I talked to my mother and told her that I didn’t want to continue with all this. She supported me unconditionally and we found a sexologist and psychologist who helped us. Thus, I was reborn and had to make a second transition to my true gender: masculine.
Thanks to Brújula Intersexual in Mexico, we created our organization in the Canary Islands (Spain): Caminar Intersex. Now we fight so that this story does not repeat. Thanks to Mom, Miguel and Laura Inter.
Link to our story: https://brujulaintersexual.org/2020/11/07/clara-abian-caminar-intersex/
This piece is a translation of the Spanish text – Sin pasado, el presente buscando un futuro.