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Intersex activist re-evaluates female body norms in Buzzfeed

Intersex activist re-evaluates female body norms in Buzzfeed

“If I take out my implants, I wonder if I may set an example for the next generation of girls in my family that breasts do not define our femininity.” — Arisleyda Dilone

Doctors perform irreversible medically unnecessary surgeries and other treatments, known as Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) on intersex babies to make them conform to male and female beauty norms and body archetypes, so we’re happy to see Latina intersex activist Arisleyda Dilone courageously examining her relationship to female body norms in the essay, “Growing Up Intersex, All I Wanted Were Breasts — But I Don’t Know If I Want Them Anymore,” for Buzzfeed.

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