XOXY: A Memoir (Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist)

XOXY: A Memoir (Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist)

by Kimberly M. Zieselman


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Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fuelled her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognised activist.

Charting her intersex discovery and her journey to self-acceptance, this book movingly portrays how being intersex impacted Kimberly's personal and family life, as well as her career. From uncovering a secret that was intentionally kept from her, to coming out to her family and friends and fighting for intersex rights, her candid and empowering story helps breakdown barriers and misconceptions of intersex people and brings to light the trauma and harmful impact medical intervention continues to have on the intersex community.

Written from a non-queer perspective, and filled with much-needed, straightforward information and advice about what it means to be intersex, this is a vital and timely resource for intersex people and their families, as well as the general reader.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785928376
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/19/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 752,886
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Zieselman is an intersex woman, lawyer and Executive Director of interACT - one of the world's largest intersex organisations and advocacy groups. Kimberly has consulted on numerous intersex human rights initiatives and has spoken many times at the United Nations in both Geneva and New York. She is an official signatory on the Yogyakarra +10 Principles. She has written for a range of publications on the topic of intersex conditions.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Growing Pains. 1. Christopher; 2. Synchronicity; 3. Disorderly Conduct; Part 2: The New World. 4. Setting a Course; 5. Imposter in the Mirror; 6. Layers of Secrets; 7. Red Threads; Part 3: Becoming. 8. Family Together, Family Apart; 9. Me, an Activist?; 10. No Longer Silent; 11. Advocating Out Loud; 12. Resolving to Change; 13. Intersex Buzz; 14. Circling Back, Moving Forward; Part 4: Fulfillment. 15. So Queer; 16. Do No Harm ; 17. A Global Movement; 18. Intersex en Vogue; 19. The Right to Truth; 20. Until Every Day is Intersex Awareness Day; 21. Fierce Parents, Fierce Allies; 22. Defenderd Assemble; 23. Shanghai Closure; 24. War Hero

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