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Supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

Supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

“You can be accepted however you happen to be! The ‘norm’ is not what you think it is.” — Hanne Gaby Odiele

I am SO happy about this! Brava to supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele for coming out as #intersex! 

As outlined in USA Today, she did so, like all intersex advocates, to shine a light on the human rights abuse of nonconsensual cosmetic infant surgeries, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and to advocate for an end to the practice. As Odiele told USA Today:

“I am proud to be intersex,” she says, “but very angry that these surgeries are still happening.”

Giant thanks to Hanne for stepping out, with pride, to join intersex people and allies advocating against this barbaric practice!!

Read her fantastic interview in Vogue here, and please share to educate others. <3

#IntersexHanne #stopIGM #IntersexEquality

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Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”