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My video in GENDER TALENTS, by Carlos Motta

My video in GENDER TALENTS, by Carlos Motta

I was interviewed for Gender Talents, a fantastic web-based project by artist Carlos Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and interest communities. Carlos did a FANTASTIC job capturing some of my best points about the numerous issues that impact intersex people —  such as homophobia, gender-variant-phobia, sexism, fear of lesbian sexuality, and the historic sexual disempowerment of all people — and that facilitate Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), commonly known as “normalizing surgeries” by the medical community. I also talks about some of my perspectives as an intact intersex person, how intersex people benefit society, and more!

Hida Viloria — Chairperson of Organization Intersex International (OII) and Director of OII-USA, Los Angeles from Carlos Motta on Vimeo.

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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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