Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Born both: an intersex life

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Description
"From Hida Viloria, writer and intersex activist, a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of life, love, and gender identity as an intact intersex person, as well as a call to action for justice for intersex people. Hida Viloria was raised as a girl but discovered early on that he/r body was different. Unlike most people who are born intersex in the first world--meaning they have genitals, reproductive organs, hormones, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female--Hida had the freedom to explore the person s/he was born to be because he/r parents did not agree to have he/r sex characteristics surgically altered at birth. It wasn't until s/he was 26 and encountered the term "intersex" in a San Francisco newspaper that s/he finally had a name for he/r difference. That's when s/he began to explore what it means to live in the space between genders--to be both and neither. As s/he began to reach out to others like he/r, however, Hida discovered that most intersex people had been scarred, both physically and psychologically, by infant surgeries and hormone treatments meant to "correct" their bodies. Eager to help end this practice, Hida came out as intersex at a national and then international level. By answering the question "Are you a boy or a girl?" with "I'm both," Hida's helped blaze a trail for people--particularly intersex and genderqueer/non-binary people--to celebrate the middle space where male and female are not separate and opposite but entwined. Born Both is an intimate and powerful account of Hida's search for authentic identity and love in a world that insists on categorizing people into either/or"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780316347846
9780316347839
9781478968993
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf9c3776c-2f47-4e8d-f8ab-ccd55ba06803
Grouping Titleborn both an intersex life
Grouping Authorhida viloria
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-22 02:28:14AM
Last Indexed2020-10-22 02:48:11AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorViloria, Hida,
author_displayViloria, Hida
available_at_catalogCentral
Colonial Heights
Elk Grove
Galt
Rancho Cordova
detailed_location_catalogCentral
Colonial Heights
Elk Grove
Galt
Rancho Cordova
display_description"From Hida Viloria, writer and intersex activist, a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of life, love, and gender identity as an intact intersex person, as well as a call to action for justice for intersex people. Hida Viloria was raised as a girl but discovered early on that he/r body was different. Unlike most people who are born intersex in the first world--meaning they have genitals, reproductive organs, hormones, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female--Hida had the freedom to explore the person s/he was born to be because he/r parents did not agree to have he/r sex characteristics surgically altered at birth. It wasn't until s/he was 26 and encountered the term "intersex" in a San Francisco newspaper that s/he finally had a name for he/r difference. That's when s/he began to explore what it means to live in the space between genders--to be both and neither. As s/he began to reach out to others like he/r, however, Hida discovered that most intersex people had been scarred, both physically and psychologically, by infant surgeries and hormone treatments meant to "correct" their bodies. Eager to help end this practice, Hida came out as intersex at a national and then international level. By answering the question "Are you a boy or a girl?" with "I'm both," Hida's helped blaze a trail for people--particularly intersex and genderqueer/non-binary people--to celebrate the middle space where male and female are not separate and opposite but entwined. Born Both is an intimate and powerful account of Hida's search for authentic identity and love in a world that insists on categorizing people into either/or"--
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
idf9c3776c-2f47-4e8d-f8ab-ccd55ba06803
isbn9780316347839
9780316347846
9781478968993
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b24652933.i75524430Elk Grove306.7685 V762 20171falsefalseOn Shelfelkag
ils:.b24652933.i75524442Colonial Heights306.7685 V762 20171falsefalseOn Shelfchsag
ils:.b24652933.i75524454Rancho Cordova306.7685 V762 20171falsefalseOn Shelfranag
ils:.b24652933.i75524466Galt306.7685 V762 20171falsefalseOn Shelfgalag
ils:.b24652933.i75524429Central306.7685 V762 20171falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:69469398-254e-43c2-ad5e-2098a2dd751d-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:a13af2ca-e5b2-40d7-b8f0-5fd2ff05ebb2-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2020-10-22T09:48:11.326Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog306.7685 V762 2017
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCentral
Colonial Heights
Elk Grove
Galt
Rancho Cordova
primary_isbn9780316347846
publishDate2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b24652933BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishHachette Books, 2017.viii, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
overdrive:69469398-254e-43c2-ad5e-2098a2dd751deAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishHachette Book Group2017
overdrive:a13af2ca-e5b2-40d7-b8f0-5fd2ff05ebb2eBookeBookEnglishHachette Books2017
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24652933.i75524430On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24652933.i75524442On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24652933.i75524454On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24652933.i75524466On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24652933.i75524429On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:69469398-254e-43c2-ad5e-2098a2dd751d-2Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:a13af2ca-e5b2-40d7-b8f0-5fd2ff05ebb2-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetIntersex people -- Identity
Intersex people -- United States -- Biography
Intersexuality
Viloria, Hida
title_displayBorn both : an intersex life
title_fullBorn Both An Intersex Life
Born both : an intersex life / Hida Viloria
title_shortBorn both
title_suban intersex life
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Gay/Lesbian
Identity
Intersex people
Intersexuality
Nonfiction
Sociology
Viloria, Hida