I'm Hida (pronounced "Heeda"), one of the first publicly intersex, non-binary and gender-fluid people on this beautiful planet.
This site shares my writing and my work creating mainstream awareness, and advocating for human rights, about and for my communities.
referring to or being a person whose internal and/or external sexual and reproductive organs are not typically male or female
relating to or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that is neither entirely male nor entirely female
of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is not fixed
The Spectrum of Sex:
The Science of Male, Female and Intersex
An Intersex Life
BORN BOTH one of Harper’s ten memoirs to be inspired by!
Wha an AWESOME surprise to find my memoir BORN BOTH: AN INTERSEX LIFE, on Harper’s Bazaar UK’s list of “10 memoirs and autobiographies to be inspired by“–alongside Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Gkoria Steinem, and others! Huge thanks to Harper’s for reading and including a queer, Latine, intersex, non-binary voice on this list–what an honor! https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/entertainment/g37950787/memoirs-autobiographies/Read More
My latest, The Privilege of Pleasure
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I love it when I can get a line into an essay–especially a serious one–that makes most people laugh out loud.…Read More
Thrilled to announce Intersex lit project with IC4E and Indolent Books!
*** FROM THE INTERSEX CAMPAIGN FOR EQUALITY (IC4E) *** 2017 was an incredible year for intersex literature. Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books),…Read More
My new project the IQ Quarterly!
I am so humbled and excited to announce that I am co-editing a new quarterly publication the IQ Quarterly! The IQ Quarterly is a project…Read More
Quoted in Refinery29: What’s the Difference b/w Sex & Gender?
“Essentially, gender doesn’t boil down to our sex parts for anyone,” Viloria says. “We’re born with certain bodies, but they don’t even matter until we…Read More
My latest, “The Forgotten Vowel,” in INTO
Really love this one, my latest essay, “The Forgotten Vowel,” about how acknowledging and including intersex people and LGBTQIA+ coalition benefits us all.:) Enjoy, and…Read More
Born Both Mentioned in Fantastic Article for Intersex Allies!
Excellent article on how to be an ally to intersex people— please share widely folks! Big thanks to NewNowNext for running it and to author…Read More
Intersex Awareness Day is this Thursday!
Hi everyone! So many of you have reached out to say supportive things about my activism that I thought I’d let you know that this…Read More
Quoted in Exc. Washington Post Intersex Rights Movement Article
It’s wonderful to see intersex people and our movement covered so respectfully in the article, “The Intersex Rights Movement Is Ready for its Moment,” in…Read More
Gender-Fluidly Yours, at NYC’s LGBTQ Center!
SO excited about this event w the fab @thejeffreymarsh! 🙂https://t.co/NNGo5JaZDp #queer #nonbinary #intersex #bookreading #memoir #BornBoth pic.twitter.com/ecYSuGZY6u — Hida Viloria (@HidaViloria) September 29, 2017…Read More
Presenting at Columbia Univ.’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Law!
Monday, October 9 at 12:10–1:15 PM EDT Columbia Law School 435 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027 (see link above for map).…Read More
Born Both Selected as one of 10 Adult Books for Teens!
I am thrilled and honored to have my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life selected by School Library Journal as one of 10…Read More
Presenting Keynote at Lambda Archives 30th Annual Gala!
I’m deeply honored to be participating in this way and look forward to seeing or meeting some of you there! 🙂 Saturday, September…Read More
It’s Read A Book Day! (wink, wink)
5 seconds agoSo it's #ReadABookDay, which means it's time to make my 1st & probably last shameless plug: Read My Book! ? #BornBoth #memoir…Read More
Quoted in STAT News article about intersex women athletes
“I think that the only way it would be fair to regulate athletes [like] Caster and Dutee would be if we also had testosterone…Read More
Interviewed on NPR’s AirTalk Radio About Banning Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Minors
Big thanks to NPR LA’s AirTalk w/ @LarryMantle–the award-winning public affairs show airing weekdays 10a-12p on 89.3 KPCC–for having me on to discuss…Read More
NPR Reviews Born Both!
“These books by Gay, Riggs, and Viloria tell stories that should be heard, that lift up and give meaning to scientific facts of variable bodies,…Read More
Awesome Radio interview on Girl Boner!
Happy Friday everyone! Haven’t been feeling the blog, but here’s this interview on the awesome Girl Boner.(Okay, HOW perfect is this show’s title for…Read More
I Have An Intersex Birth Certificate!
I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new birth certificate which lists my sex as “intersex”! For those unfamiliar, intersex refers to people…Read More
Praise for Born Both: An Intersex Life
I am SOOO happy and thrilled to announce that my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, 3/14/17) has had a great reception…Read More