â€śIn Hillmanâ€™s world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get.â€ťâ€”The San Francisco Bay Guardianâ€śHillmanâ€™s writing is sexy because itâ€™s smart and refuses to simplify things.â€ťâ€”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."â€”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."â€”Curveâ€śThereâ€™s nothing else in print like this amazing and courageous book.â€ťâ€”Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderismâ€śAn important and wonderfully disarming book. Poetic, political, and deeply personal.â€ťâ€”Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help MyselfIntersex (For Lack of a Better Word) chronicles one personâ€™s search for self in a world obsessed with normal. What is â€śintersexâ€ť? 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 sheâ€™s pondering quirky family tendencies (â€śDragâ€ť), reflecting on â€śqueernessâ€ť (â€śAnotherâ€ť), or recounting scintillating adventures in San Franciscoâ€™s sex clubs, Hillmanâ€™s brave and fierce vision for cultural and societal change shines through.According to a special report by the Traditional Values Coalition entitled â€śHomosexual Urban Myth,â€ť award-winning writer Thea Hillman is a radical who conducts erotic readings to promote the â€śhomosexual revolution.â€ť 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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