Orchids: Chris Somers xxy interviewed

Chris Somers xxy, Vice President of OII Australia, features in this video segment from Orchids: My Intersex Adventure, via a nice piece by Anna North on Buzzfeed via the Huffington Post.

Chris in Orchids

Hart was diagnosed with androgen insensitivity syndrome — in which the body is chromosomally male but doesn’t respond to testosterone… In the film, she visits other people with intersex conditions, some of whom have faced discrimination. Below, her high school photography teacher, Chris, reveals how his own intersex condition — as a teenager, he began to develop breasts — lead to merciless teasing and ultimately a surgery he didn’t want.