Nwangwu Eudora Ogechukwu, a Nigerian intersex rights campaigner, was issued her National Identity Number with the gender classification “X.”
Ogechukwu made this revelation via her Insta-stories on Thursday, May 19.
According to Wikipedia, Intersex people are individuals born with any of several sex characteristics including chromosome patterns, gonads, or genitals that, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, “do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies”.
Sharing a snapshot of her NIN card, she wrote, “I get coconut head. I dey disturb Nigeria!”
A while ago, a student of UNIZIK identified as Chisom publicly revealed that she’s intersex and stated that she and others like her will no longer live in hiding.
She said she’s noticed that a lot of people are talking about intersex people after a lady came out online. Chisom, who is a DJ, said she’s one of those who are intersex. She added that there are so many people like her but they have been living their lives secretly. This, she said is about to change.
In a video shared online, she said: “Intersex are real. We’re real and we’re no more hiding.”
“And anybody that is asking stupid questions; do they have dick, do they have this one…? Then, I’ll just advise you, pray to God so God will give you a child that’s an intersex. Maybe you’ll now see for yourself how intersex looks like.”