We Rally Because
By IJP co-founder Sean Saifa Wall
We rally again in front of Lurie’s Children’s Hospital because one rally WAS NOT ENOUGH.
We have patiently waited for years for doctors to acknowledge our humanity and in return they have pathologized us.
We became human guinea pigs as they mutilated and sterilized our beautiful intersex bodies.
We may be traumatized, “damaged”, and scarred, but above all we are tired.
We are tired of waiting for our liberation to come and have decided to grab our destiny from those who took it away from us.
Although intersex traits do not discriminate, society does.
For those of us who are disabled, living with HIV, poor, Black, undocumented, migrant or immigrant, transgender and all of those laboring under white supremacy and capitalism, we know that we cannot wait for our oppressors to recognize our sovereignty and freedom.
Although we have accepted funding for our pain and media recognition for our suffering that does not take away accountability from the bastards that continue to do harm in the name of medicine.
We demand justice.
Our time is now.
End Intersex Surgery.