MODEL CIT­I­ZEN

The model us­ing her story to em­power in­ter­sex youth

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FILTER -

Hanne Gaby Odiele has cap­ti­vated the world with her pierc­ing blue eyes, aw­less skin and e or­t­less grace. But it’s not only her beauty that has gar­nered at­ten­tion: it’s her story and her voice. Hanne was born with no uterus, and with some in­ter­nal male re­pro­duc­tive struc­tures. Although the world is grow­ing more aware of non-nor­ma­tive bod­ies and iden­ti­ties, lit­tle is un­der­stood about what it means to be in­ter­sex, Hanne her­self re­count­ing how even doc­tors didn’t al­ways know about the con­di­tion when she saw them. She has part­nered with in­ter­ACT, a non-pro t or­gan­i­sa­tion that em­pow­ers in­ter­sex youth and pro­motes laws to pro­tect these in­di­vid­u­als. is­cover more about the work be­ing done to pro­mote the wel­fare of in­ter­sex peo­ple at In­ter­ac­tad­vo­cates.org @han­negaby­sees

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