man who was admitted to the
hospital for a kidney stone received surprising news when the nurse came back
with test results revealing he was actually a woman Colorado
photographer Steve Crecelius said he's felt a little different all his life.
"When I was about 6 years old, I started having these feminine feelings, but that was in the '60s. Wearing my mom's makeup, I thought I looked pretty," Crecelius told ABC News.
So when he went to the emergency room five years ago, he wasn't too shocked when the nurse told him she found traits of both genders in his ultrasound results.
He was intersex, meaning he had both male genitalia and internal female sex organs.
"The nurse is reading the ultrasound and says, 'Huh, this says you're a female,' Crecelius said.”It was very liberating. I had spent so much energy after the age of 13 constantly evaluating how people looked at me and acted towards me."
Steve, who now goes by "Stevie," said his wife and their six children accepted his new identity right away.
This story is a testament to the reality of human life. It speaks to the range of differences that lies between each human being. Our individual uniqueness. Each individual is different; unique, in his or her own way, and that should be respected always. This story should serve as a reminder that we should not pass judgement. We should not assume, especially basing that assumption on some ancient text, that what someone physically resembles (male or female) is what he or she is. We should not base our assumptions on these so-called holy books, books that failed to recognize actual reality.
Indeed, I must confess that reading Stevie's story jerked my memory back to a young individual from my country. He was affectionately known as “Look-Up”. This individual, at a very young age, used to dress in female clothing, lipstick, etc, and carried himself as a female. Sadly, even the name "Look-up" was meant to poke fun on how his physical, and behavioral characteristics, for his face was always facing the sky. Who knows, this might have been an attempt not to face his tormentors face to face. Indeed, there were more individuals like "Look-Up" back home, who saw themselves as females trapped in male bodies. I could only imagine the pain these innocent youth had to endure. We, the community, ridiculed these individual and others like him. He was constantly teased and make fun off, bullied. This is the evil, the insensitivity that stems from ignorance. Worse yet, this ignorance is continually fueled by so-called “Holy” books, and their promoters. People who claim to have special and privileged connection to the God that supposedly "inspires" the writings in these books. It is a shame!
If this story teaches you, those whose worldview is glued to the pages of so-called "holly" books, anything, let it be that you must stop basing your worldview on these primitive, narrow spectrum books. Embrace a wider worldview of humanity and celebrate its rich diversities. Enlighten yourselves and understand that people like “Look-Up” have not personally made a choice to be who they are. They are naturally that. By Nature. It is biology. Not a personal choice, made. Help build a better society, a world community that accepts and respects all of humanity.