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Born Both to be Published in German!

By Hida / March 19, 2018 /

  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…

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Born Both nominated for a Lammy!

By Hida / March 6, 2018 /

    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…

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Born Both Selected as one of 10 Adult Books for Teens!

By Hida / September 14, 2017 /

    I am thrilled and honored to have my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life selected by School Library Journal as one of 10 Adults Books for Teens, and for the fantastic accompanying review! Please order a copy if you haven’t already — maybe for that older teen in your life. 🙂

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It’s Read A Book Day! (wink, wink)

By Hida / September 6, 2017 /

  5 seconds agoSo it's #ReadABookDay, which means it's time to make my 1st & probably last shameless plug: Read My Book! 🤪 #BornBoth #memoir pic.twitter.com/smOixxzpaq — Hida Viloria (@HidaViloria) September 6, 2017

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NPR Reviews Born Both!

By Hida / June 30, 2017 /

“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, diseases, and genders — and how we respond to them.” Thanks to Barbara J King and NPR for including Born Both in this review, described below. 🙂 “The pairing of…

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April 24th at the Santa Monica Public Library

By Hida / April 19, 2017 /

In the City of Intersex Angels chapter of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life — named after the blissful year I spent living in Venice Beach — I actually mention a job I had in Santa Monica, and I love the I’m having a reading there! Santa Monica Public Library Monday, April 24th, 6pm.…

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Beautiful Deaf Accessible Reading, Collected Works, Santa Fe

By Hida / March 26, 2017 /

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 thanks to proprietor Dorothy Massey, and events manager, Cecile Lipworth, for a fantastic event!

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March 31st, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

By Hida / March 15, 2017 /

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, 2017 – 7:00pm http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/hida-viloria Location: 1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle, WA 98122

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Born Both Excerpt in OUT Magazine

By Hida / March 15, 2017 /

    I’m very grateful to the editors at OUT, the U.S.’s largest LGBT+ online magazine, for running “Intersex Activist Navigates Gendered Bathrooms, Gay Clubs in Exclusive Born Both Excerpt.” I think it’s a perfect venue for me– a long term queer activist who has at different points embodied every letter in the LGBTI acronym!…

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March 25th, Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe

By Hida / March 13, 2017 /

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, in my new hometown of Santa Fe, at the esteemed Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse. http://www.collectedworksbookstore.com/event/hida-viloria-born-both-memoir

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Last chance to pre-order Born Both!

By Hida / March 13, 2017 /

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 society by pre-ordering a copy today before it hits stores tomorrow. http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/hida-viloria/born-both/9780316347846/

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Born Both Makes Bustle’s 20 Best Nonfiction Books of March List!

By Hida / March 1, 2017 /

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 of the 20 best nonfiction books coming in March. Big thanks to Bustle for this inclusion! Check out the full list here, and if you haven’t already pre-ordered Born Both,…

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Born Both available for pre-order!

By Hida / July 28, 2016 /

Seeing my memoir Born Both available for pre-order on Amazon =  one of the most satisfying moments I have ever had. GIGANTIC thanks to all those who believed in me and supported me in creating this work! It’ll be out March 14th. 🙂    

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Mom, I did it: my book’s going to be published!

By Hida / June 19, 2015 /

  Some folks have written to ask why I haven’t had any posts on my blog Intersex and Out for so long, so I thought I’d share the good news with everyone: it’s because I was busy perfecting my memoir proposal so my agent could shop it and sell it to a major publisher! I…

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