Rounding out the month is this appearance by intersex activist Hida Viloria for the book recently published to considerable praise, Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette).
''How do you discover who you are when you are born outside of what culture has decided is possible? Hida Viloria answers this question with this moving and essential memoir, a personal history that is also something of a history of America's blind spots around gender and sex.'' --Alexander Chee.
''Born Both is a courageous and compelling personal story that helps give us the necessary knowledge and understanding of the complex topics of intersexuality and gender fluidity. Hida Viloria has boldly brought us along on this journey of understanding and pushes us forward to become a more inclusive culture where we value everyone--not in spite of our differences, but rather because they make us perfectly and uniquely us. A must read.'' --Jane Clementi.
Hida Viloria is chair of the Organization Intersex International and founding director of its US-affiliate, the Intersex Campaign for Equality.