Rosé all Day, Juleigh's a Mess
Grab your wine, it's time for Rosé all Day. We Talk about current events and living an intersex life with Juleigh Mayfield from justjuleigh.com Juleigh Amanda Mayfield was born 47XXY. She has an additional chromosome attached to every pair in her chromosomes chart. Neither male nor female, but a configuration of both sexes. She was raised as a male. With a lack of understanding and education regarding her condition Juleigh struggled with autistic traits, cognitive issues, undiagnosed seizures, learning disabilities, social skills and boundaries. In addition to being XXY, she was diagnosed with Klinefelter’s Syndrome at the age of 17. Doctor’s told Juleigh that it was the same thing, but it is not. Klinefelter’s Syndrome is a disease of the testicle that materializes in XXY males during puberty. XXY occurs during development in utero. Juleigh’s main strength is her story. XXY is a state of being and she aims to bring humanity and compassion to people’s views of XXY and KS. Juleigh is currently working on a documentary about her journey and life. She is trying to advocate for all XXYs. Not everyone will have to transition but in Juleigh’s case it would extend her life past the 5 year diagnosis the doctors originally gave her.