Author and Activist
Born Both to be Published in German!

Born Both to be Published in German!

 

I’m very happy to announce that my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books) will be available in German with Zaglossus Books this summer, summer 2018! Zaglossus is a publishing house based in Vienna, Austria, whose mission is to, “publish literature that makes the variety of different ways of life visible. Focusing – but by no means exclusively – on our program is the lives of queer people, their history and present aligned.” 

I am honored and deeply grateful to the folks at Zaglossus who had followed my writing on queer, non-binary, and intersex identity and human rights for years, and approached me about this possibility. I’ve received such beautiful communications from folks in this past year since Born Both was released about how much they enjoyed it and/or it helped them to understand intersex and non-binaryissues. Also, most touchingly, many have shared that reading it helped them love and accept  themselves–not just as intersex, but as people of color, women, queer, non-binary/gender variant folks, and, come to think of it, even as men (smiles). Knowing it will be reaching even more folks around the world makes me really, really  happy.  <3

www.zaglossus.eu

 

Born Both nominated for a Lammy!

Born Both nominated for a Lammy!

    OMG, my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life has been nominated for a Lammy–the Lambda Literary Award! Queer non-binary Latinx intersex appreciation??!!!??? Whaaaat? SO excited! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m beyond thrilled and happy to have my first book recognized as one of eight finalists in the LGBTQ nonfiction category! It’s perhaps even more… Continue Reading

Praise for Born Both: An Intersex Life!

Praise for Born Both: An Intersex Life!

  Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, 3/14/17) is the first book by an openly intersex author to be published by a “Big 5” publishing house. It is a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of gender identity, self-acceptance, and love, and has been praised by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Psychology… Continue Reading

Published in new college textbook by Oxford Univ. Press!

Published in new college textbook by Oxford Univ. Press!

My essay, “What’s in a Name: Intersex and Identity”, was selected for and appears in the college textbook, Queer: A Reader for Writers, published this January, 2016, by Oxford University Press. The book includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections, and was developed for courses in first-year writing. It provides students with… Continue Reading

Essay to be published by Oxford U Press this December!

Essay to be published by Oxford U Press this December!

Can’t say how thrilled I am that my May, 2014 essay “What’s in a Name: Intersex and Identity” (originally published here for my blog, Intersex and Out), will be published by Oxford University Press this December in the college textbook, QUEER: A Reader for Writers, by Jason Schneiderman. My gratitude goes out to Schneiderman and… Continue Reading

My interview in The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

My interview in The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    I am interviewed in the fantastic new book The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (February 5, 2015), by author and LGBTQI advocate Joe Wenke. I speak about the harmful “normalizing” non-consensual medical practices – a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutiltion (IGM) – that intersex minors are often subjected to, the dangers of… Continue Reading

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.”

MENU