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
I’m DEEPLY honored to share that my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life was selected for the New York Public Library’s list of Essential Reads on Feminism, alongside work by Belle Hooks, Roxanne Gay, Judith Butler, Gloria Anazaldua and many others whose work I admire and respect. <3 <3 <3 Very grateful to the New York Public…Read More
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
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
“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
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
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
I was touched to see and hear that so many people contacted National Geographic on behalf of the intersex community in response to the sad…Read More
FOR ALL INTERSEX PEEPS, OUR FAMILIES & ALLIES: I recently learned that National Geographic Magazine (@natgeo) plans to use hurtful, pathologizing language to describe intersex…Read More