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VALENTINO VECCHIETTI A woman’s worth

VALENTINO VECCHIETTI DISCUSSES THE REALLIFE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILING TO FUND INTERSEX ACTIVISM

I am a writer and an unfunded intersex human rights activist. Sometimes, it’s hard to make ends meet. I was very ill in hospital at the end of last year. I was also very overdrawn. I was too ill to do anything about the bank fines. To combat the stress, I said to myself, “On my death bed, am I going to think, ‘I didn’t earn enough, I went overdrawn and ruined my credit rating?’ Or am I going to think, ‘I did something to change intersex human rights for the better?’”

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