A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Chisom has revealed she is an intersex and will no longer live in hiding.
Intersex is a term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.
Chisom, a DJ, decided to reveal her status after Tee Nsofor revealed her status on twitter few days before.
I remember the night I found out I was an intersex person.
Chromosomal, gonadal, and hormonal, I was neither female nor male even though my physical genitalia were female-passing.
I cried and cried because I wanted to be normal so much.
Well, this is me coming out. pic.twitter.com/sHSihUtFoz
— Tee Nsofor (@tillytate20) April 3, 2019
“Intersex are real. We are real and we are no more hiding,” Chisoma said, noting that their status is as a result of nature and not because they are deformed.
“And anybody that is asking stupid questions, ‘do they have dick, do they have this one? Then, I’ll just advise you to pray to God so God will give you a child that’s an intersex, maybe you’ll now see for yourself how intersex looks like,” she said in a video.
Following Tee Nwofor’s revelation on twitter, many Nigerians have commended her strength, assuring her she’s perfect irrespective of her difference.
Your openness is so, so powerful. Thank you for sharing this part of your story; you have almost certainly liberated many other people by choosing to do this. We see you, we’re thankful for you❤️❤️
— OluTimehin Adegbeye🌈 (@OhTimehin) April 4, 2019
You probably already figured it out, but I just want to emphasize that you are amazing, your existence is as valid as anyone else’s, and there is nothing abnormal about you.
Kudos to you on your coming out.
— Zi (@Ziziian) April 3, 2019
You are so brave. When I think of the things I cannot still say behind an anon account, wow. You are brave. Thanks for sharing
— Rafiki (@zzyzx91) April 3, 2019
I just learn something today….thank you for the education.
I once had a friend we were young then and I could not understand.I wonder where my friend is
— simphiwe zalekile (@S_KaZalekile) April 4, 2019
Is normal, but I hope it will not affect your reproductive system, if it may, we shall willingly contribute to medical expenses if needed.
Intersex is natural & is not something someone will face stigma in Africa, only transgender (artificial)that is not worth associating with.
— Tycoon (@A_S_Mailafiya) April 4, 2019
hey 👋🏼👋🏼 takes a lot of courage to come out, and I hope you have found healing through this process. You’re community is here for you, welcome ✨
— amanda saenz (@a_signs717) April 4, 2019
I’m happy that you have gotten to this level that you’re able to talk about your experience on this space!you’re brave and you’re loved 💕
— Bunmibee (@IamBunmibee) April 4, 2019
I actually had to google the meaning of ‘intersex’. I won’t commend you for coming out as you say, because it a cause of nature. I will just say live you life with no thought of what ‘we’ think but how it pleases you and your maker!
— Tunde (@tundealone) April 3, 2019
Incredible. I love how nature throws twists and turns in our belief of norms. Thank you for sharing! Wear it with pride, you are rare and beautiful ❤
— Meena (@aurouse) April 5, 2019