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Intersex Pride on Oprah

Intersex Pride on Oprah

 
 

“I wouldn’t be a ‘regular’ woman if you paid me: this is who I want to be.” — Hida on Oprah

“I find this so fascinating: you literally walk between worlds.” — Oprah Winfrey on Hida Viloria

Sharing my “authentic self”, as Oprah calls it –my intersex, non-binary self which we’re all taught to hide– and the race issues central to my bicultural identity as a Latinx American child of Latino immigrants, was one of the most moving moments of my life! I’m deeply grateful to The Oprah Winfrey Show​, especially producer Denise Hendricks and Oprah herself, for having given me the opportunity to do so. <3

“One of the biggest things about embracing being intersex, for me, is not choosing a side. Society pressures you to choose sides, just like they pressure mixed race people to decide… are you really black, are you really white? I have both, and I’m not going to lie about it or deny it or hide it.” –Hida Viloria

“There are no studies that show that being intersex is a detriment in any way, and I feel blessed; I wouldn’t be a ‘regular’ woman if you paid me: this is who I want to be.” — Hida Viloria
 

#Intersex  #BornBoth  #Latinx  #StopIGM  #IntersexEquality  #LGBTI
 

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Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”

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