RESCHEDULED FOR 5/21: XOXY: An Intersex Memoir
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 21ST, AND WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!*
A reading, Q&A and book signing with Kimberly Zieselman.
Kimberly Zieselman is an intersex woman, lawyer and Executive Director of interACT - one of the world's largest intersex organizations and advocacy groups. We are excited to have her for an evening of reading and conversation about her new memoir, XOXY.
Kimberly's provocative and life-affirming memoir charts her journey from discovering she is intersex through to self-acceptance and becoming an international human rights defender, and the impact this has had on her personal and family life. 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 break down barriers and misconceptions about 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. We look forward hosting Kimberly and hearing her important story!
About the Book
Meet Kimberly, a 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 recognized 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.
About the Author
Kimberly Zieselman, JD is an intersex woman, lawyer and the Executive Director of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, the world’s largest intersex advocacy organization. Kimberly has more than twenty years of experience in advocacy and nonprofit advocacy and regularly consults on intersex media projects and has been quoted and/or published in outlets including, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, and The Advocate. Kimberly lives in Sudbury, MA with her husband, twin daughters, two cats and a dog. XOXY: A Memoir is her first book.