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The Resource Born both : an intersex life, Hida Viloria

Born both : an intersex life, Hida Viloria

Label
Born both : an intersex life
Title
Born both
Title remainder
an intersex life
Statement of responsibility
Hida Viloria
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"My name is Hida Viloria. I was raised as a girl but discovered at a young age that my body looked different. Having endured an often turbulent home life as a kid, there were many times when I felt scared and alone, especially given my attraction to girls. But unlike most people in the first world who are born intersex--meaning they have genitals, reproductive organs, hormones, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female--I grew up in the body I was born with because my parents did not have my sex characteristics surgically altered at birth. It wasn't until I was twenty-six and encountered the term intersex in a San Francisco newspaper that I finally had a name for my difference. That's when I began to explore what it means to live in the space between genders--to be both and neither. I tried living as a feminine woman, an androgynous person, and even for a brief period of time as a man. Good friends would not recognize me, and gay men would hit on me. My gender fluidity was exciting, and in many ways freeing--but it could also be isolating. I had to know if there were other intersex people like me, but when I finally found an intersex community to connect with I was shocked, and then deeply upset, to learn that most of the people I met had been scarred, both physically and psychologically, by infant surgeries and hormone treatments meant to "correct" their bodies. Realizing that the invisibility of intersex people in society facilitated these practices, I made it my mission to bring an end to it--and became one of the first people to voluntarily come out as intersex at a national and then international level. Born Both is the story of my lifelong journey toward finding love and embracing my authentic identity in a world that insists on categorizing people into either/or, and of my decades-long fight for human rights and equality for intersex people everywhere."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Viloria, Hida
Dewey number
306.76/85
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ77.98.V55
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Viloria, Hida
  • Intersex people
  • Intersex people
  • Intersexuality
Label
Born both : an intersex life, Hida Viloria
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hazards of being female -- A herm grows in Queens -- A hermaphrodite by any other name -- Metamorphosis -- Gendercide -- The grass is not always greener -- Finding the vocabulary to talk about being intersex -- Invisibility -- Girl/boy, lesbian/gay? -- Nonbinary blues -- Burning my man -- Going public -- The lows of being out -- The highs of being out -- The struggle at home and abroad -- City of intersex angels -- Practicing what I preach
Control code
ocn953707656
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780316347846
Lccn
2016030284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316347846
  • (OCoLC)953707656
Label
Born both : an intersex life, Hida Viloria
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hazards of being female -- A herm grows in Queens -- A hermaphrodite by any other name -- Metamorphosis -- Gendercide -- The grass is not always greener -- Finding the vocabulary to talk about being intersex -- Invisibility -- Girl/boy, lesbian/gay? -- Nonbinary blues -- Burning my man -- Going public -- The lows of being out -- The highs of being out -- The struggle at home and abroad -- City of intersex angels -- Practicing what I preach
Control code
ocn953707656
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780316347846
Lccn
2016030284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316347846
  • (OCoLC)953707656

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