Betsy Driver, a co-founder of both Bodies Like Ours and Intersex Awareness Day, talks about her familial, medical and advocacy history for The Interface Project, in the second of three videos for Intersex Awareness Day:
Betsy co-founded Bodies Like Ours in 2001. It was the first non-variation specific online outlet for those affected by intersex to meet one another. Her primary motivation was to bring together a community of other people with intersex variations like herself. In 2004, Betsy, along with Emi Koyama, came up with a silly idea to bring widespread attention to intersex issues and called it Intersex Awareness Day (October 26).
Betsy lives in New Jersey, USA with her wife and two teenagers, along with too many cats underfoot and an elderly blind and deaf Shih Tzu. She is working on her first book. “This Is Intersex” is documenting the stories, with photos, of people with intersex variations, their families, and the stories of non-affected scholars who have contributed to raising awareness on the issues they face.