"Just wanted to let you know the story edit is coming along really well, I had a meeting with Andrew yesterday to review the rough cut and he said it’s “a very strong story”. Exciting!Who elected me spokesperson for Intersexed people? I mean, what right have I to talk about any situation other than my own?
It can only be 5 mins long so it’s really just a snapshot into both of your stories - I’m sorry it can’t be longer and more in-depth, it would be a great 1-hour doco! We’re looking at dividing it into 2 self-contained parts and running one on the show and directing people to the second one on the website.
Everyone who’d seen the rough cut so far has been very moved. Jon Casimir (who is our senior factual team advisor and was the head researcher on Enough Rope) said it’s something he’ll never forget. So there you go! Very inspiring. Everyone has so much admiration for you both!
So in other exciting news, Andrew is looking into the possibility of doing a live online forum after the show about Intersex, similar to the Refugees one we did last year: http://hungrybeast.abc.net.au/refugee-forum
Just wanted to float the idea with you guys and see whether you’d be interested in being on the forum on the Wednesday night immediately after the show goes to air? It would be AMAZING for the audience to be able to chat with you!
I hope we can get others involved. My biology is so atypical, yet I'll be seen as "one of the faces of Intersex" rather than a statistical outlier. :( In 5 mins none of my disclaimers about that are likely to make it in.
At least Nat is standard Swyer syndrome. I'd really like some more representative IS people though.
From the remarks by Ali and other members of the production team, we did hit them where they lived though. Hopefully not so much as victims deserving sympathy, but those unjustly treated quietly but firmly doing what they can about the unnecessary legal and medical problems they face.
Maybe we'll get some more understanding in the general community. We could hardly get much less.
Anyway... watch this space.