4/07/2021 Staff

Questioning Our Views of Biological Sex

  • Emily Quinn

The recording of this event is only available to those with an F&M Net ID.

Emily Quinn
Intersex Activist and Artist

Emily Quinn has balls, both literally and figuratively. She was born intersex, which she exploresthrough her work as an artist, author, and activist. She worked at Cartoon Network on the EmmyAward winning show, Adventure Time, before coming out publicly as intersex on MTV. She laterworked as the Youth Coordinator for interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth. Currently, she is afreelance activist and artist, speaking across the world about intersex issues. From the official TEDStage to the American Academy of Pediatrics, she has experience with an array of diverseaudiences, and videos featuring Emily have collectively accumulated over 15 million views.Through vulnerability, storytelling, and way too many jokes about her balls, Emily strives to createa more welcoming world for people who don’t fit in a box. She is currently working on variouscreative projects about being intersex, which you can learn more about at www.emilord.com.

This event was proposed by PJ Howard ’21 and Jorge Mena-Ali and is sponsored by 

the Office of LGBTQ+ Student Life; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department (WGSS); Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA); Biological Foundations of Behavior Department (BFB); Biology Department; Public Health Program and the Miller Humanities Fund (pending).

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Common Hour in the Spring semester of 2021 will continue as a virtual event broadcast live via Zoom and YouTube on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.



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