5 Apr 2017

Bookmarks: Mani Mitchell

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:30 pm on 5 April 2017
Mani Bruce Mitchell

Mani Bruce Mitchell Photo: supplied

Today we are meeting a remarkable person.  Mani Bruce Mitchell is the presenter of a New Zealand made documentary, Intersexion which looks at a condition which is not all that uncommon, but is unheard of.

One in every 2000 babies born in New Zealand today are Intersex, that is they are born with ambiguous genitals and therefore fall somewhere between male and female.  For parents of those affected there is no easy answer to the question "is it a boy or a girl?"

Mani Mitchell was born like that, New Zealand's first "out" intersex person and our Bookmarks guest today.