Did you know that almost 150 million people worldwide are born intersex — with biology that doesn’t fit the standard definition of male or female? (That’s as many as the population of Russia.) At age 10, Emily Quinn found out she was intersex, and in this wise, funny talk, she shares eye-opening lessons from a life spent navigating society’s thoughtless expectations, doctors who demanded she get unnecessary surgery — and advocating for herself and the incredible variety that humans come in. (Contains mature content)
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Emily Quinn · Artist, activist, author
Emily Quinn describes herself as “a ballsy intersex activist who uses humor and storytelling to create a more welcoming world for people who don’t fit in a box.”