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Intersex

Title

Intersex

Authors

Thea Hillman

Publisher

Manic D Press

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781933149240

Pages

160 pages

Genre

autobiography

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) chronicles one person’s search for self in a world obsessed with normal. What is “intersex”? According to the Intersex Society of North America, the word describes someone born with sex chromosomes, genitalia, or an internal reproductive system that are neither clearly male nor clearly female. In first-person prose as intimate as a diary, Thea Hillman redefines memoir in a series of compelling stories that take a no-holds-barred look at sex, gender, family, and community. Whether she’s pondering quirky family tendencies (“Drag”), reflecting on “queerness” (“Another”), or recounting scintillating adventures in San Francisco’s sex clubs, Hillman’s brave and fierce vision for cultural and societal change shines through.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Intersex; intersex child, intersex teenager

Main Character

intersex

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

intersex person; female/female

Keywords

personal experiences; identity; community; acceptance

Diversity Impact

direct

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