Hans Lindahl, Communications Director for InterACT: Advocates of Intersex Youth, breaks down why the 2002 novel Middlesex–which features an intersex protagonist–is so problematic in the insightful and educational video “Why Middlesex Sucks and What to Read Instead”. Bonus: it’s hilarious, a great way to learn more about the intersex experience and why intersex people oppose…

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For centuries and to this day, intersex people and sex characteristics have been portrayed and described negatively within Western medical and scientific discourse, with words such as, “deficient,” “defective” “deformed,” “abnormal,” or “disorder.” As just one of thousands of examples, just last year, a piece in the LA Times, while generally supportive of intersex people,…

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As announced by co-editor A.J. Odasso on Twitter, in honor of Intersex Solidarity Day today, the theme for the next issue of the Intersex Quarterly is, “Intersex Abroad.” In solidarity with intersex people across the globe, we want to hear how being intersex has impacted your time abroad, or how you want it to, and/or…

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A message from our E.D. Hida Viloria, Co-editor of the new Intersex Quarterly, our online intersex quarterly produced in conjunction with Indolent Books. I am sooo happy to help share this amazing writing by amazing intersex people with the world. I really never imagined, even in my early thirties (by late 30’s I think I…

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We are thrilled to announce our call for submissions to the Intersex Quarterly, our online quarterly produced in compunction with Indolent Books. Please add you voices folks, the world needs to hear from us! And please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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2017 was an incredible year for intersex literature. Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books), our E.D.’s groundbreaking memoir, was released to feature length, rave reviews in The New Times Book Review, The Washington Post, NPR, and more, and best new book selections by People, Bustle, and School Library Journal. This year, we are thrilled…

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  “[A] poignant and powerful story.” – The Washington Post “Groundbreaking…This brave and empowering book deserves a wide audience.” – Library Journal   We are overjoyed to report that the recently released memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, 2017), by our very own founding E.D. Hida Viloria, has been receiving phenomenal praise–including a…

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We are very pleased to share “Normalizing Interex”, the latest issue of VOICES: Personal Stories from the Pages of NIB. NIB, The Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, published these personal narratives from intersex people, including our own Hida Viloria, last year, and they are now openly accessible to all here in VOICES. The narratives focus on our experiences with…

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