Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word)
In Hillmans world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get.The San Francisco Bay Guardian Hillmans writing is sexy because its 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 Theres 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 persons 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 shes pondering quirky family tendencies (Drag), reflecting on queerness (Another), or recounting scintillating adventures in San Franciscos sex clubs, Hillmans brave and fierce vision for cultural and societal change shines through.
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