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Intersex Awareness Event

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Fyvie Hall

University of Westminster

309 Regent Street

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Join us as we hear from intersex activists and allies, what it's like to exist beyond the binary and how you can be an ally. There will be a preview of 'The Intersex Diaries' an upcoming short film created by the BBC, a panel discussion and opportunity to network. This event has been organised and supported by the University of Westminster and Amnesty International LGBTI Network.

6.00 pm: Registration opens (If you have applied for a ticket, your name will be on the list)

6.30 pm: Welcome by Lui Asquith and Anick

6.40 pm: Intersex 101 - #4intersex by Anick (part of interACT Youth)

6.50 pm: Intersex Activism - Holly Greenbury (Founder and Co-Director of IntersexUK)

7.00 pm: Preview of BBC Short BBCR1/iPlayer film 'The Intersex Diaries' and Q+A with Anick, Emily Dicks (Producer at BBCR1) and Geej Ower (Director)

7:15 pm: Panel discussion: Being an intersex ally

8:00 pm: Networking/Close

Confirmed panellists:

Lui Asquith [Chair of Panel] (pronouns they/them) is a lawyer who works for Mermaids a charity that supports transgender and gender variant children, young people and their families. They are also the Vice Chair and trans and intersex campaigns lead for the Amnesty International UK LGBTI Network.

Anick - Anick is an intersex/VSC activist based in London and Law graduate from the University of Westminster, specialising in equality. Anick is also a creative producer and has worked with the BBC, Buzzfeed and MTV. Anick is the founder of Intersex Advocates and Friends "IntersexAF" which was created to spread awareness of intersex/VSC related content. Anick is a member of interACT Youth, Intersex UK, The Mix Charity UK, UK Black Pride and works with various other organisations.

Abigail Tartellin - Abigail Tarttelin is the award-winning author of three novels, including Golden Boy, a coming of age novel about an intersex teenager. Copies of Golden Boy will be available to purchase on the night.

Magda Rakita - Magda is a documentary photographer and non-fiction storyteller. She is also an intersex woman and intersex rights advocate. She is passionate about building support networks for intersex people and people with variations of sex characteristics or differences in sex development, as well as raising awareness through education, talks and media campaigns. Magda works with IntersexUK and recently launched a new book project “One Point Seven” featuring conversations and oral histories of intersex people/people with VSC/DSD.

Valentino Vecchietti - Valentino is an independent academic; an intersex human rights campaigner and activist; a writer, and a public speaker. They provide consultation on projects which seek to include intersex people for LGBT Organizations; Government Equalities; and in the arts for mixed media, film, and theatre. They work with universities to produce projects and research regarding intersex human rights. In collaboration with psychotherapist Jane Czyzselska they provide workshops and seminars for therapists and counsellors to better support and work ethically alongside intersex clients.

FAQs

Will I need a ticket?

You cannot attend this event without a (free) ticket due to security reasons and capacity. Due to the nature of the event, it is recommended that you arrive early (registration opens at 6.00pm) because entry cannot be guaranteed. Unfortunately, not everyone who signs up for a ticket attends on the night so there will always be more tickets available than there are spaces.

What is intersex?

Intersex is an umbrella term, it is sometimes referred to as Variations of Sex Characteristics (VSC) or Difference of Sex Development (DSD). It refers to a person who is born with biological sex characteristics that do not fit the traditional idea of what we associate with male or female.

How common is intersex?

The UN estimate that 1.7% of the population is intersex, however, this is a conservative estimate. It is also said that being intersex is as common as a natural redhead!

Where can I find out more about intersex or get support?

You can find out more information from Intersex UK, interACT Youth, Organisation Intersex International (Oii) and NHS Choices.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions about the event?

Please e-mail: a.soni@westminster.ac.uk

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