Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Hermaphrodite: David Buechner or Sara Davis Buechner

David Buechner was born and raised as a boy, although he did not identify with being a boy. His parents never discussed his gender status and David sat idle as he felt more inbetween and confused. At age 17, he attended the prestigious Julliard School in New York City and became a successfull pianist. After coming to terms with his gender, David decided to transition into a female. In 1998, he traveled Bangkok to undergo the gender reassignment surgery and received the required shots of hormone injections. Following his trip to Bangkok, David states that he, "lost all the privileges of the straight, male, white world..." due to his decision to become Sara Davis Buechner.

The renowned pianist Sara David Buechner has spoken about his experiences as a hermaphrodite woman in the clip below; provided by the New York Times:

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1 comment:

  1. Do you even know the definition of "hermaphrodite?" Get an education, then blog.