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Intersex (for Lack of a Better Word)

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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.

Review:

"In Hillman's world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get." The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Review:

"Hillman's writing is sexy because it's smart and refuses to simplify things." Fabula Magazine

Review:

"There's nothing else in print like this amazing and courageous book." Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism

Review:

"An important and wonderfully disarming book. Poetic, political, and deeply personal." Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help Myself

Synopsis:

An intimate series of compelling stories that take a no-holds-barred look at sex, gender, family, and community.

Synopsis:

“In Hillman’s world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Hillman’s writing is sexy because it’s smart and refuses to simplify things.”—Fabula Magazine

"Hillman's utterly unabashed memoir...showcases both the personal, embodied realities of intersex, and the social and political milieus that shape them... Intersex, too, is gorgeously written."—Women's Review of Books

"It's utterly impossible to not be spellbound by performer-activist Thea Hillman, in person or in print ... A must-read."—Curve

“There’s nothing else in print like this amazing and courageous book.”—Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism

“An important and wonderfully disarming book. Poetic, political, and deeply personal.”—Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help Myself

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.

According to a special report by the Traditional Values Coalition entitled “Homosexual Urban Myth,” award-winning writer Thea Hillman is a radical who conducts erotic readings to promote the “homosexual revolution.” Thea offers presentations about sex and gender and performs her work at colleges and festivals around the country. She lives in Oakland, California.

About the Author

According to a special report by the Traditional Values Coalition entitled "Homosexual Urban Myth," award-winning writer Thea Hillman is a radical who conducts erotic readings to promote the homosexual revolution. Hillman offers presentations about sex and gender and performs her work at colleges and festivals around the country. She lives in Oakland, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933149240
Author:
Hillman, Thea
Publisher:
Manic D Press
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Intersex people
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Hillman, Thea
Subject:
Intersex people - California
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 11
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.6 x 0.6 in 7.5 oz
Age Level:
from 16

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Product details 160 pages Manic D Press - English 9781933149240 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In Hillman's world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get."
"Review" by , "Hillman's writing is sexy because it's smart and refuses to simplify things."
"Review" by , "There's nothing else in print like this amazing and courageous book."
"Review" by , "An important and wonderfully disarming book. Poetic, political, and deeply personal." Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help Myself

"Synopsis" by ,
An intimate series of compelling stories that take a no-holds-barred look at sex, gender, family, and community.
"Synopsis" by ,

“In Hillman’s world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Hillman’s writing is sexy because it’s smart and refuses to simplify things.”—Fabula Magazine

"Hillman's utterly unabashed memoir...showcases both the personal, embodied realities of intersex, and the social and political milieus that shape them... Intersex, too, is gorgeously written."—Women's Review of Books

"It's utterly impossible to not be spellbound by performer-activist Thea Hillman, in person or in print ... A must-read."—Curve

“There’s nothing else in print like this amazing and courageous book.”—Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism

“An important and wonderfully disarming book. Poetic, political, and deeply personal.”—Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help Myself

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.

According to a special report by the Traditional Values Coalition entitled “Homosexual Urban Myth,” award-winning writer Thea Hillman is a radical who conducts erotic readings to promote the “homosexual revolution.” Thea offers presentations about sex and gender and performs her work at colleges and festivals around the country. She lives in Oakland, California.

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