Anick spent his childhood being examined by doctors and hiding from family and schoolmates.
"There is nothing wrong with us. We are actually just human beings."
I was born a hermaphrodite, but didn't figure this out until I was 21. The main reason was the highly conservative country I grew up in (the Netherlands), which prevented me from learning about intersex even being a thing for so long. I only learned about it while doing research on the internet and stumbling over the term on Wikipedia.
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This Local Beauty Queen Has Come Out Publicly As Intersex And Is Using Her Platform To Raise Awareness
Sharon-Rose Khumalo was recently crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns 2017.
Hanne's trademark is her spirit and innovative style. Her message for intersex people today is "you can be whoever you want." I truly believe there are people, like me, reading Hanne's story who now feeling stronger, supported, beautiful, and hopeful about the future.
She wants to 'break the taboo' about being born intersex.
A top fashion model has publicly announced she is intersex, in the hope of encouraging others to share their stories. Hanne