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Emily Quinn        

Intersex Activist, Artist & Animator

Emily Quinn is an artist, author, and intersex activist. She received her BFA in Animation in 2012 and worked at Cartoon Network on the Emmy Award winning show, Adventure Time. While there she partnered with interACT and MTV to develop the first intersex main character in television history. She came out publicly as intersex in a PSA alongside the character’s debut, which launched her into the national spotlight as an intersex person. She has since been featured in an array of media, including Teen Vogue, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Vice, Huffington Post, PopSugar, and many more. Collectively, videos featuring Emily have accumulated over 15 million views. Emily worked as the Youth Coordinator for interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth before branching off on her own as a freelance activist and artist. She has experience speaking to a myriad of diverse audiences including the American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego Comic-Con, Harvard University, GLAAD, South by Southwest, the Council of Europe, and, in 2018 she gave a TED talk. Through vulnerability, storytelling, and way too many jokes about her balls, Emily strives to create a more welcoming world for people who don’t fit in a box. When she is not in front of an audience, you can find her working on various creative projects including a genderless puberty guidebook, her debut Young Adult novel, and her YouTube channel: intersexperiences. She recently began an acrylic portrait series of intersex people which she will be exhibiting at medical schools across the US in 2020.

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Emily Quinn: Male Or Female Is The Wrong Question—How Can We ...

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The Biology Of Sex : TED Radio Hour : NPR

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