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YouTuber Reveals What Life Is Like Living As An Intersex Person

by : UNILAD on : 26 Apr 2021 13:00
YouTuber Reveals What Life Is Like Living As An Intersex PersonUNILAD

My name is Roshaante Anderson, I am a 25-year-old intersex male, and for the most part the majority of the world would hear me say ‘I’m a 25-year-old intersex m–’, then they’d stop me before I could get the chance to utter the rest of my sentence.

I chose to go down to the LADbible studios and make this rare and unheard of terminology ‘intersex’ be heard globally as best as I could. If you are wondering what that word means by now, like everyone else does, it means a person born with both characteristics; the chromosomes get muddled up at birth, basically, and a person could end up with XXY YYX chromosomes, etcetera.

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My hope with getting the message out there is to change the lives of both young and elder intersex individuals… as well as helping people who are ‘cis gendered’ – meaning someone who is born and stays in the biological gender at birth – understand what being and living as someone with crossed hormones and/or different genitalia is like, and the mental side of things as well.

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For me, growing up I could best describe my life to be somewhat like Hannah Montana’s – basically it was like I was living two lives… and still am!

I am often wondering who knows how I was born and who doesn’t, which is why it was so important for me to expose myself publicly and socially. On top of that I have now almost completed my surgeries, which included getting a phalloplasty done, which is basically a ‘sculpted penis’ made by one of the best surgeons in the UK, as I was unhappy with simply having a micro penis, although I now have the sculpted penis AND the micro penis for my own pleasurable reasons, *cough*.

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A dream of mine would be to not just be an intersex male living under the radar but to also be a spokesperson and most certainly the poster child of the word too, perhaps offering therapy and counselling to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Roshaante AndersonRoshaante Anderson/Instagram

It is so important to have someone to look up to with this rare birth defect, it would’ve meant the world to me growing up, so although I never had the opportunity as a kid to witness someone be so out and open like myself, it is still beautiful to know that that kid growing up will have someone to look up to.

I am Roshaante Anderson, 25, very proud intersex male, here to make his stamp and an active positive change in the world.

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Words by Roshaante Anderson

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues, and want to speak to someone in confidence contact the LGBT Foundation on 0345 3 30 30 30, 9am until 9pm Monday to Friday, and 10am until 6pm Saturday, Or email [email protected]

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