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
Born Both Reviewed by the New York Times!
I’m overjoyed and deeply grateful to see the labor and love of my life, Born Both: An Intersex Life, reviewed by the New…Read More
“Intersex and Happy” Interview in Psychology Today
“I define gender as… a unique, non-audible song that all humans sing. We can try to imitate the most accepted, popular songs but…Read More
April 24th at the Santa Monica Public Library
In the City of Intersex Angels chapter of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life — named after the blissful year I spent living in…Read More
LA Times Festival of Books Sat April 22nd!
Very excited and honored to participate in the panel Self Discovery: The First Frontier, at the LA Times Festival of Books this Saturday! See…Read More
Arts & Ideas Series Video of Exploring Intersex at the SF JCC
I’m truly grateful to everyone at the Arts & Ideas Series and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco for hosting last night’s event…Read More
Rave Review of Born Both in The Washington Post!
Enormous thanks to Juliet Jacques for this in-depth, beautiful, rave review of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life, in the Washington Post:”Overcoming…Read More
Beautiful Deaf Accessible Reading, Collected Works, Santa Fe
Couldn’t have asked for a lovelier, move moving first reading last night, with my beautiful partner providing ASL interpretation right beside me; very special. Big…Read More
Born Both Selected as one of People’s Best New Books!
“Intersex people often have their dual gender surgically ‘corrected,’ but trailblazing activist Viloria didn’t. Her memoir is fierce, brave, and a clarion call…Read More
My Interview on SoCal NPR’s Air Talk
Big thanks to Air Talk host Larry Mantle, and everyone at 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)– a member-supported public media network…Read More
Interview in Rolling Stone!
As a kid, I loved and devoured Rolling Stone interviews, and so I can’t say how thrilled I am to find myself interviewed in…Read More
April 7th, Arts & Ideas Series, San Francisco
In conversation with filmmaker Sam McConnell, producer of HBO’s The Out List and The Trans List, at the Jewish Community Center’s “Arts…Read More
March 31st, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle
Excited to be presenting a reading of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Washington. Friday, March 31,…Read More
March 25th, Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe
Saturday, March 25th, 6pm. 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 Exited to have the first reading of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life,…Read More
Last chance to pre-order Born Both!
I’ve never had a baby, but this project gestated longer than one, and I’m about to give birth! Please support intersex voices and people in…Read More
Born Both listed as one of the Culture Essentials for March!
I’m a native New Yorker, and my memoir begins in Brooklyn, so I couldn’t be more pleased and honored to be listed as one of…Read More
Born Both Makes Bustle’s 20 Best Nonfiction Books of March List!
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, March 14), has been listed by Bustle as one…Read More
Advance book copies are in! <3 :) <3
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Audio Book Recording of Born Both Begins!
Starting tomorrow I’ll be in a studio for 5 days recording the audio version of my memoir—AH!!!!!! Can I really read that much out loud?…Read More
Quoted in People Magazine!
I was SO happy to hear the news last week about NYC’s intersex birth certificate—from the fantastic Sara Kelly Keenan, the person who’s been issued…Read More
Fantastic Born Both Review by Kirkus!
“Intelligent and courageous, the author’s book chronicles one intersex person’s path to wholeness, but it also affirms the right of all intersex and nonbinary people…Read More