9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors
We thank writer and community member and Chris M Arlone for compiling this list of “9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors.” and we’re proud to say it includes one (Born Both: An Intersex Life, Hachette) from our very own Hida Viloria, IC4E’s founding ED! Please enjoy and share. #intersex #breaktheBinary #intersexauthors #intersexwriters #ownvoices #lgbtqia …Read More
Our E.D.s intersex memoir makes NY Public Library’s list of Essential Feminist Reads
As the 19th Amendment turns 100, The New York Public Library reflects on the history of suffrage and feminism with the publication of NYPL’s Essential Reads on Feminism, and we are thrilled to announce that our Founding Director Hida Viloria’s memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life was selected as one of them! We commend the…Read More
An Intersex Affirming Biology Textbook is Finally Available!
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,…Read More
Intersex Memoir BORN BOTH Nominated for Lambda Literary Award!
Last year, we were thrilled and proud to announce the release of the first book by an openly intersex author to be published by a Big 5 Publisher (Hachette Books), by our very own founding Director, long-time queer, non-binary intersex, Latinx activist and writer Hida Viloria. Viloria’s memoir, em>Born Both: An Intersex Life, received extensive…Read More
American Photographer Del LaGrace Volcano
Del LaGrace Volcano is a non-binary intersex American photographer who has been challenging the norms of gender for over two decades through their pioneering photographic work. Their photography has been exhibited throughout the world, including the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. The exhibit, “Del LaGrace Volcano: A Mid-Career Retrospective,”…Read More
Intersex: A Perilous Difference, By Professor Morgan Holmes
A lot of books have been written “about” intersex people, but Intersex: A Perilous Difference (January 2008), is the first book on intersex people and the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)–a.k.a. nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children–published by an intersex person. Author Morgan Holmes is a Canadian professor of sociology…Read More
Contesting Intersex Wins American Sociological Association Awards!
At the onset of it’s publication, we highly recommended the book Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (NYU Press, 2015), by our colleague Dr. Georgiann Davis. Today, we congratulate Davis on her well deserved American Sociological Association’s Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award and the American Sociological Association’s Sex and Gender Feminist Scholar-Activist Award! Contesting Intersex…Read More
Intersex Memoir Born Both Praised in The New York Times, Washington Post & More!
“[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…Read More
Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM
“The surgical procedures that are carried out here are often carried out by people who have trained in the United States, they’ve done their residencies, certainly the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the obstetrics and gynecology worlds, they all set this sort of standard of care and if it’s determined that the standard of…Read More