Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Hermaphrodite: Phoebe Hart

“Women with AIS [Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, Hart's particular intersex condition] generally feel we really are women, in the conventional sense of the word,” Hart explains...My friends tell me I'm the most girly girl they know. I didn't realise I was any different from other girls until puberty basically, but now that I know, I feel that it's not such a bad thing to be somewhere in the middle - people are who they are, whether they're more or less feminine or masculine is irrelevant.” - Phoebe Hart says as she promote her new film entitled: "My Intersex Adventure" that screens on November 6 and 15 at the Brisbane International Film Festival.

As websites report, Phoebe was born with male and female sex organs. The truth about her genetic makeup wasn't revealed by her parents until she reached the age of 17. Shortly after puberty hit, her mother explained that she would not develop like other girls her age. Hart later discovered that a pair of male testes rest inside of her abdomen...

Story Continues...

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