TESTIMONIALS

 

"I am grateful to the courageous individuals who share themselves with the world through The Interface Project. They have given me added strength for my child and a renewed sense of optimism for her future."

– Tiescha Thomasson, Mother

 

"The powerful collection of voices brought to us by The Interface Project allow the lived experiences of intersex people to be heard and understood in public spaces from college classrooms to the living rooms of those new to our community. The Interface Project is one of a kind, and I'm proud to support it."

Georgiann Davis, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, author of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis

 

"The Interface Project represents a lifesaving outreach for Intersex people of all ages. This set of video testimonials – from undeniably successful and respected individuals of all kinds – gives Intersex people who are insecure about their possibilities in life clear examples of just how great an Intersex life can be."

– Tiger Devore, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Intersex activist and educator

 

"The Interface Project is wildly important as a resource for intersex people in particular to know that there are others out there living good lives and also fighting to put the future right."

– Morgan Holmes, Professor of Sociology, Cultural Analysis and Social Theory, Wilfrid Laurier University, author of Intersex: A Perilous Difference

 

"The Interface Project is letting parents see that their kids will, in fact, grow up to be beautiful people."

– Alice Dreger, author of Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science

 

"The Interface Project’s participants are not only increasing awareness of the harms of normalizing interventions, they are creating the record which will relegate the injurious treatment they received to a shameful medical history. We can look forward to the day when the stories of The Interface Project are – as they should always have been unthinkable."

– Ellen Feder, Professor of Philosophy, American University, author of Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine

 

"The Interface Project fills a critical void in our understanding of intersex by creating intentional space for people with intersex traits to speak their own truth to the world, unmediated, and with all of the vulnerability and courage that requires. From them we learn not only about a much misunderstood issue but about our shared humanity."

– Katrina Karkazis, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University, author of Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience

 

"If every parent and physician watched these powerful testimonies there would be far fewer 'patients'. These stories convey resilience and strength (No Body Is Shameful!) in the face of nearly overwhelming pressure to conform to societal ideals of 'normal' bodies. Hurray for The Interface Project!"

– Elizabeth Reis, Professor of Women's & Gender Studies, University of Oregon, author of Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex