YOUth&I is a collection of literary and artistic works from young intersex people.
To be intersex-born with variations in sex characteristics-is not to be any one thing. There are intersex women, intersex men and intersex non-binary people. There are intersex people of all ages, all backgrounds, all faiths and all sexual orientations. We know of over 40 intersex variations. With so many different body types, intersex people can have wildly different needs from each other and have different experiences in relation to how they have been treated by people around them and how they see themselves.
Nevertheless, to live with an intersex body means to navigate a world not designed for you. At best, you must constantly face assumptions about your body and assumptions about your identity, as well as scepticism and inappropriate healthcare. At worst, you experience a complete disregard for your bodily autonomy and integrity, medical abuse, distrust and fear, and lies about your body and history.
Here is a community of young intersex people. Here is YOUth&I.