Male and Female
in One Body
The Story of Francis
In response to the
many questions which are put to me daily, I am writing a few
facts about my life which may be of interest.
I was born in Hull, England on the 22nd of February, 1908 of
Normal parents, and was considered a normal girl until after my
12th birthday. A great change came over me at this time. The
right side of my body was growing out of proportion with that of
a girl; the left side was developing very small and the right
side was getting large, muscular and hairy. My mother became
much alarmed and called in our family physician who, after a
thorough examination, pronounced me the most complete union of
male and female in the one body. He also said that I should
have been born twins, one boy and one girl, but nature, in her
own way had united the two sexes in one anatomy.
Other doctors examining me pronounced me to be a half man - half
woman or a doubled bodied person.
Now I am on
exhibition for what I look like and not what I am. I am a
peculiar looking person having the appearance of a woman on one
side while on the other is that of a man. A person of my type
is called a Hermaphrodite. The dictionary says Hermaphrodite is
a thing having the characteristics of both sexes; Bisexual.
The Greek poet, Aristophanes, relates an ancient myth that man
was originally created as man and woman united in one body until
he aroused the jealousy of the Gods who, for his vanity
separated him into two entities, man and woman. The cause of
such an unusual birth is explained by my physicians as the union
of two sperm, male and female, forming two separate sexes in one
body. Whether this is true on or not I cannot say, although it
I have appeared in every state in the U. S. Al. and on the
largest and best vaudeville circuits. In 1931 I made personal
appearances with the motion picture "Freaks" in some of the
leading theatres and am not featured with
CONGRESS of ODDITIES, 'ENTOUR'
THE CENTURY OF PROGRESS - 1933
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