Intersexion Documentary Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, January 15, 7-9 pm
Please join Beacon Hill Friends House and Friends Meeting for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Intersexion followed by a discussion of the film with Esther Leidolf, Intersexion cast member and Meeting member.
From the Intersexion website:
“Intersexion” is a heart-warming story of a group of people society has never heard about. With a mix of laughter and tears they tell their stories in the most frank and revealing terms.
this is something no-one ever talks about,” director Grant
Lahood explains. “Every new parent of an intersex child is faced with a situation which they believe is a rare medical emergency. As one of our interviewees says, Intersex isn’t uncommon, it’s just unheard of’.”
Wellington therapist Mani Mitchell agrees. Because of he/r position as a visible intersex person working with families, she comes across many parents who struggle to understand what’s best for their newly born intersex child.
“I hope this documentary will show everyone that the ‘shame and secrecy’ model hasn’t worked – and that intersex children can grow up to make informed choices about their own bodies.
Everyone is welcome; please RSVP so we will know how many to expect. Light refreshments will be served.