B.A., Political Science, 2003
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Select presentations / publications / performances
Manufacturing Comfort, Medium, April 22, 2015.
The Tempest, Tell Us Something, Missoula, Montana, October 9, 2014.
So, It's Intersex Awareness Day and What Have We Done? The Interface Project, October 26, 2014.
I Thought People Like That Were Clip Art, Medium, May 26, 2014.
Society's Rigidity vs. Nature's Resolve: Biology, Assumptions & Nondiscrimination Ordinances in Montana, May 12, 2014.
The Future of Intersex Activism, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 14, 2014.
Not Your Mother’s Intersex Talk, Gender Expansion Conference, Missoula, Montana, October 24, 2013.
Impossible Hermaphrodites (Our bodies belong to us. They do not belong to you.) Missoula Fringe Festival, August 16, 2013.
If Soulsville Could’ve Happened Anywhere Else, It Already Would’ve, Impossible Hermaphrodites, August 2, 2013.
Where Would I Begin? Reflections on the Historic Filing of the Crawford Case, Advocates for Informed Choice, June 5, 2013.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Intersex But Were Afraid to Ask, University of Montana, Missoula, April 30, 2013.
Leveling My Playing Field, Tell Us Something, Missoula, Montana, March 21, 2013.
Intersex: Let’s Start With the Basics, Pride Foundation, October 31, 2012.
A (No Longer) Quiet Revolution, The Bilerico Project, October 26, 2012.
Supporting Young People With Intersex Traits, Feminists for Choice, October 22, 2012.
Inter-Conference: Engaging Interdisciplinary Intersex Perspectives, Harvard University, April 4, 2012.
Investigation into the Medical “Normalization” of Intersex People, HRC, San Francisco, Calif., May 27, 2004.
Lit@JSC, Jon Sims Center for the Arts, May 8, 2002.
High School Survival Strategies for Poets and Queers, San Francisco Public Library, March 27, 2002.
Hear the Fierce: Spoken Word from Young Queers, Jon Sims Center for the Arts, October 27, 2001.
Intercourse: A Sex and Gender Spoken Word Recipe for Revolution, National Queer Arts Festival, June 3, 2001.
Social Emergencies: The State of Intersex Treatment in the U.S., University of California, Davis, 2001.
Keynote Speaker, Overcoming Homophobia Meeting for Youth, San Francisco, Calif., 2001.
A New Intersex Primer, Creating Change, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000.
Why Funders Need to Understand the T in LGBT, No. Calif. Grant Makers Mtg, San Francisco, Calif., 2000.
Storytelling: The Intersex Experience, Metropolitan Community Church, San Francisco, Calif., 2000.
Storytelling: The Intersex Experience, University of California, Berkeley, 1999.
Storytelling: The Intersex Experience, Stanford University, 1999.
Storytelling: The Intersex Experience, University of California, San Francisco, 1999.
Intersex? Yes, Intersex, Creating Change, Oakland, Calif., 1999.
The Needs of Intersex Youth, GLSEN, Chicago, IL, 1999.
Panelist, Intersex 101, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998.
Intersex, The What's My Name Show, June 2, 2014.
Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine (Book) by Ellen Feder, Indiana Univ. Press, 2014.
Intersex Intimacy: Busting Myths and Finding Love, CNN, April 15, 2014.
A New Era for Intersex Rights, The New Yorker, December 30, 2013.
Live with Sam Walker, BBC Radio, December 5, 2013.
Surgery and Secrets: Taking the Intersex Community Out of the Closet, dot 429, November 7, 2013.
Etc., Missoula Independent, October 31, 2013.
Germany’s Gender Debate, ABC News, August 22, 2013.
Huey Lewis, Missoula friends warm up for concert to benefit The Interface Project, The Missoulian, August 1, 2013.
The Ambiguity (and Sometimes Shame) of Being Born not Clearly Male or Female, Montana Public Radio, August 1, 2013.
"No Body Is Shameful", The Missoulian, July 22, 2013.
Life and Intersex: An Interview with Jim Ambrose of The Interface Project, Montana Public Radio, January 22, 2013.
Intersex Babies: Boy or Girl and Who Decides? ABC News, March 17, 2011.
XXXY (Film) Stanford University, Porter Gale, Laleh Soomekh, **Winner, Best Documentary, Student Academy Awards, 2001.
Is it a Boy or a Girl? (TV) The Discovery Channel, Phyllis Ward, **Nominated, Outstanding TV Journalism Award, GLAAD, 2000.
North American Scholarship, 2nd International Intersex Forum, ILGA, Stockholm, 2012.
North American Scholarship, 1st International Intersex Forum, ILGA, Brussels, 2011.
Full Athletic Scholarship (Soccer), Quincy University, 1994.
Full Athletic Scholarship (Soccer), Louisiana State University, 1995-97.
The Interface Project
- The Interface Project communicates the lived experiences of intersex people by recording the voices, transcribing the words, and publishing the stories of people born with a variation of sex anatomy.
- Conduct filmed interviews with storytellers, edit footage into concise 4-6 minute first-person narratives, transcribe, edit, and publish transcripts in English, Italian, and Spanish, write subtitles and captions in English, publish episodes on YouTube, Vimeo, and Squarespace, manage communications, social media, and press inquiries.
Micro Rainbow International
London, United Kingdom
- Managed and developed social media presence, crafted press releases and quarterly newsletters, video editing, directed publicity and media activity, expanded media contact and supporter database.
- Managed campaigns for Intersex Awareness Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, UN Poverty Day, and World Refugee Day.
Communications Manager and Youth Development Coordinator
InterACT (formerly Advocates for Informed Choice)
Sonoma County, California
- Copywriter and grant writer.
- Created the first program focused on the leadership development of intersex youth: InterACT Youth. InterACT Youth provides intersex youth an opportunity to create a peer community, articulate needs, project their voices into the discussion of treatment of intersex children, and develop linkages between the bodily autonomy movement and other social justice movements.
International Political Science Review
Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Formatted manuscripts analyzing comparative political concepts and theories.
- Managed the work of contributors, reviewers, editors, and publishers from submission to publication.
- Proofread books on legal (U.S.) issues such as immigration, family law, employment law, tenant and landlord issues, wills, trusts, and intellectual property using operational and typographical marks consistent with Chicago Manual of Style.
- Secured interviews for authors and executives in print, radio, and TV media.
- Created "Nolo Experts: A Guide for the Media".
- Produced weekly reports detailing local, regional, and national publicity.
- Pioneered and managed social media presence.