Abstract

This study explored the experience of one collegiate intersex athlete. Grounded in a transfeminist perspective, narrative analysis was used to tell the story of the athlete’s experiences in life and in sport. The analysis revealed several themes, which are told through a series of five vignettes. The storytelling approach illustrates how the athlete negotiates the terrain between sex and gender and how her intersex condition has affected more than just her sporting experience. The themes that were pulled from the interview covered the medical side of CAH, her personal experience with CAH, how it has affected her family, her sporting experience, and how she feels about advocacy. Overall, this athlete’s experience is vastly different than what current popular press has to say about intersex athletes. Her story sheds light into the vast differences between each intersex condition and adds to the discourse of intersex athletes and the practice surrounding intersex children.

Advisor

Vikki Krane

Second Reader

Amanda Paule-Koba

Semester

Fall

Year

2015

Degree

M.Ed.

Program

Kinesiology

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