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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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Praise for Born Both: An Intersex Life

By Hida / June 1, 2017 /

  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 from the mainstream press–which means widespread attention for intersex issues! It’s my personal story of learning to love and embrace myself as someone with a visibly intersex body not subjected…

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Holding the hard copy in the Sunday Times was even better!

By Hida / May 28, 2017 /

      REVIEW. Baum, Meghan, “The intersex body, the dead body, the body in grief: three accounts of the human form.” May 28, 2017, The New York Times Book Review, p. 27.    

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Born Both Reviewed by the New York Times!

By Hida / May 25, 2017 /

    I’m overjoyed and deeply grateful to see the labor and love of my life, Born Both: An Intersex Life, reviewed by the New York Times! It’s thrilling and touching that so many have been feeling my memoir’s message of love and acceptance for all humans–basically, a dream come true.

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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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Rave Review of Born Both in The Washington Post!

By Hida / March 26, 2017 /

    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 trauma and intolerance as an intersex activist.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/overcoming-trauma-and-intolerance-as-an-intersex-activist/2017/03/24/a586555e-f222-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.291eff4232ed

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Born Both Selected as one of People’s Best New Books!

By Hida / March 24, 2017 /

    “Intersex people often have their dual gender surgically ‘corrected,’ but trailblazing activist Viloria didn’t. Her memoir is fierce, brave, and a clarion call to celebrate our differences.” — People Magazine on Born Both: An Intersex Life Thrilled to see that People magazine has selected my recently released memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life…

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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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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 listed as one of the Culture Essentials for March!

By Hida / March 7, 2017 /

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 the “Culture Essentials for March“, by the Brooklyn-based arts and culture blog Brooklyn Based. Big thanks to the article’s author Annalise Griffin, and everyone at Brooklyn Based for such a…

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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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Advance book copies are in! <3 :) <3

By Hida / February 10, 2017 /

#BornBoth #intersex #nonbinary #Latinx #HappyHerm #memoir #intersexwriters #LGBTI

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Audio Book Recording of Born Both Begins!

By Hida / January 12, 2017 /

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? It’s gonna be weird! But also cool. But weird…. Wish me luck! 🙂  #BornBoth #readingaloudgonewild #intersex  #intersexstories #memoir P.S. Haven’t started yet; this pic’s from a 2014 interview at KPFA Radio, in Berkeley.    

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Fantastic Born Both Review by Kirkus!

By Hida / January 4, 2017 /

“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 to receive dignity and respect. A relentlessly honest and revealing memoir.” — Kirkus Reviews SO excited and happy about this review!!!! Thanks to Kirkus for reading! Read the full review here.…

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Happy Herm New Year’s to All!

By Hida / December 31, 2016 /

Feeling so grateful for the support I’ve gotten with my memoir Born Both this past year! From all the folk at my publisher Hachette Book Groups, to those who read it and/or reviewed it, to my friends and chosen family, and all the beautiful people that just support intersex people, I want to say thank you…

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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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