Articles by Leslie J

Intersex in the Media

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A lie can travel half way around the world before the truth can get it’s boots on. Trying to convey the realities of intersex lived experience to the media is a very tough gig. Intersex people still struggle with the legacy of decades of enforced silence about our situation. A silence that has at times…
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Intersex Visibility

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The determined effort to erase intersex embodiment remains a fundamental abuse of people’s human rights, and a denial of a person’s right to live authentically. Intersex is a perfectly valid embodiment of being human. It should never be another’s right to define a person and enforce that decision through the medium of irreversible surgical and…
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Let Dutee Run!

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Dutee Chand is a young Indian woman who dedicated her life to competing in elite athletics. Dutee became the national under-18 champion in the Women’s hundred metres event, in 2012, and was the first Indian to reach the finals at the World Youth Championships. Dutee went on, in 2013, to become the national champion in…
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A nomenclatura of life

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Or, How we learn about ourselves from the names we are given by others “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name”. Andre Breton Words fascinate me. Well, that’s not quite accurate. Language fascinates me, which isn’t quite the same thing. I was born in Oxford, that city of Dreaming…
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Coffee mornings

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Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche I love the smell of ground coffee. It’s my Sunday luxury. I love the smell of it a lot more than I can be bothered to drink it these days. You know how some scents just take you some place else – like fresh bread, or…
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RSM & CAH Support Group meeting, May 2014

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RSM & CAH Support Group meeting, May 2014

“The Royal Society of Medicine and the CAH Support Group jointly organised a meeting which took place on  Monday 12th May 2014, in London. This is an educational day, bringing together everyone who has an interest in CAH, including medical professionals and researchers, advocates, as well as those who live with the condition and their families.” Leslie…
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