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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
"From Hida Viloria, writer and intersex activist, a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of life, love, and gender identity as an intact intersex person, as well as a call to action for justice for intersex people. Hida Viloria was raised as a girl but discovered early on that he/r body was different. Unlike most people who are born intersex in the first world--meaning they have genitals, reproductive organs, hormones, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female--Hida had the freedom to explore the person s/he was born to be because he/r parents did not agree to have he/r sex characteristics surgically altered at birth. It wasn't until s/he was 26 and encountered the term "intersex" in a San Francisco newspaper that s/he finally had a name for he/r difference. That's when s/he began to explore what it means to live in the space between genders--to be both and neither. As s/he began to reach out to others like he/r, however, Hida discovered that most intersex people had been scarred, both physically and psychologically, by infant surgeries and hormone treatments meant to "correct" their bodies. Eager to help end this practice, Hida came out as intersex at a national and then international level. By answering the question "Are you a boy or a girl?" with "I'm both," Hida's helped blaze a trail for people--particularly intersex and genderqueer/non-binary people--to celebrate the middle space where male and female are not separate and opposite but entwined. Born Both is an intimate and powerful account of Hida's search for authentic identity and love in a world that insists on categorizing people into either/or"--
Summary
In Born Both, author Hida Viloria provides an up-close account of he/r life as an intersex person and a chronicle of he/r activism. Although s/he was raised as a girl, s/he learned at age 20 that he/r genitalia were not typically female, eventually discovering the intersex community. This courageous memoir offers affirmation for intersex people and their friends and family, as well as information for intersex advocates. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556605
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/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Viloria, Hida
  • Intersex people
  • Intersex people
  • Intersexuality
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an intersex life
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
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
(OCoLC)ocn953707656
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
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
(OCoLC)ocn953707656

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