Intersexion: A Story of Faith, Identity, and Authenticity (Paperback)
" . . . the most compelling and informative account of the intersex experience that I have ever seen. This book is a triumph."
David Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics, author of Changing Our Mind: The Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians
Cynthia, an adjunct professor with a trunk full of ungraded papers and snack wrappers, has been an LGBTQIA+ ally for years-in convenient ways. She enjoys the company of her queer friends-but her support isn't risky; it hasn't cost her anything. Until she meets Danny. The youngest child in a conservative religious family, Danny played the role of dutiful daughter-Dani, with an "i"-which was safer than jeopardizing faith and family. Seemingly born female, yet desperate to be seen as the boy and then man he is, Danny kept playing along, until his life and health depended on one thing: the truth.
Told in both Danny's and Cynthia's voices, Intersexion is a moving, hopeful exploration of the cost of being known-as an intersex minority, ally, or asker of difficult questions-and what it means to come into one's own. It's a book for anyone craving a more authentic life. It's a story about the intersections we find ourselves in by no choice of our own, and the life-giving choices we can make.
Sometimes in life we reach an intersection where we must pick either safety or stepping into life as our true selves. It's a moment of courage, vision, and finding our voice.
Named on the Top 34 LGTBQ Christian Books of 2022 by Q Spirit
Selected for Season Six of the Unashamed Love Collective