I was born in Hull,
England, on the 22nd day of February, 1910. I was
considered a normal girl until the age of 12 years, 3 months.
At this time a great change came over me. The right side
of my body was gradually growing out of proportion. At
times I was very moody.
I enjoyed girls'
sports but at this time I became interested in boy's games.
My parents, becoming
alarmed, sent for the family physician. He examined me and
said that I should have been twins, but that nature in her own
way had created both sexes in my body and that at this time the
male sex began to manifest itself. In the medical world a
person of my type is called a "Hermaphrodite." Frequently
I am asked if I will ever marry. As to this all I can say
is that I do not know. I have been on exhibition in all
the principle cities of the U.S. and Canada.
Freda Fred Van
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