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Kimberly M. Zieselman

Xoxy: A Memoir

"I knew I could not be silent. We had been silent for too long. The harms still came despite our silence. We needed as much visibility as possible."

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.

Product Info

Publisher: ‎ Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Date: March 19, 2020
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 288 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1785928376

Full Description

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.

 

Content Warnings

Intersexphobia
Internalised intersexphobia
Surgery without consent
Trauma
PTSD
Burnout
Disassociation
Gaslighting
Adoption outside home country

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