How the Internet has changed being Intersex

Maya Posch

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A brief journey through my experiences as an intersex person the past years, and the instrumental role that the internet has played hereby. Not just as a contact and information medium, but also as a lifeline with the real world.

Without the internet I likely would not be here today. Over the past decades my life has changed dramatically on a number of occasions, first by finding out about being intersex, then trying to find some way to deal with it.

During this time, it was the internet which provided me not only with a way to learn about a medical condition which I had never even heard about, which provided me with options, which brought me into contact with others like me, and so much more.

It also allowed my voice to carry far and wide, throughout the world, enabling me to reach and educate others, changing lives forever. It got me into contact with a publisher for my autobiography (which I promise to finish one day, really), which - once published - could change the lives of millions.

Maybe most important of all, thanks to the internet I was able to keep a window open towards a better tomorrow for myself. Despite everything, thanks to the internet I'm still here, still got a future and - most importantly - a life.