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XOXY, A Memoir: Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist

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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
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 19th 2020 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Amy Layton
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an incredibly interesting and eye-opening memoir.  Intersex as a condition is something that I've learned about recently, and something that I refuse to quit learning about.  There's so much that I don't know, and so much science doesn't know yet--though what remains important is the respect, honesty, and understanding one has for the intersex community.  And what a diverse community it is!  Though Kimberly had always considered herself "cis" (ie, being born female and accepting that ...more
Rachel Pollock
Wow, what a memoir. The author discovered at the age of 41 that she'd been born with XY chromosomes and that the surguries she had as a child purportedly to remove a dysfunctional uterus had actually removed internal testes. The first part of the book is a sort of coming-of-age story, both her own childhood recounted and her self-discovery of embracing her intersex identity after the revelation of her XY status.

It then goes on to follow her activism with raising intersex awareness, not just
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Roberta
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a memoir of one intersex womans story - her discovery of the fact that she was born intersex, but this was hidden from her for many years, and what she did, and continues to do about it.

I was horrified and moved to hear Kimberlys account of the awful manipulation of her and her parents by doctors, of the long ranging effects this has had on her life. I am so much more knowledgeable now about what intersex means.

The book is well written, and for the most part, easy to read (apart
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Aida Alberto
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a well told and informative read. This is a subject I knew nothing about. Straight forward and candid it's a story that will resonate long after you finish. Happy reading! #XOXY #NetGalley
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