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Tuesday, October 10 | 7:00 pm

Inverse Cowgirl

Alicia Roth Weigel, renowned activist on the forefront of fighting for intersex representation and rights, celebrates the release of Inverse Cowgirl, her funny, thought-provoking collection of essays about owning your identity and living your truth. She is joined in conversation with Schuyler Bailar.

Two percent of the world’s population—the same percentage of humans who have naturally red hair—is born intersex. Yet many people are not familiar with the word. Intersex individuals are born with both male and female reproductive organs, yet many are stripped of their identity at birth when a parent designates M or F on a birth certificate. That subjective choice is often followed by invasive, life-changing surgeries, performed without the individual’s consent. Intersex people have become a target of politicians, attacked for who they are and threatened by legislation that attempts to categorize and define them.

Alicia Roth Weigel is fighting back against the hate and fearmongering to protect the rights and lives of everyone. In this book, she boldly speaks out about working as a change agent in a state that actively attempts to pass legislation that would erase her existence, explores how we can reclaim bodily autonomy, and encourages us to amplify our voices. Disarming, funny, charming, and powerful, this is a vital account of personal accomplishment that will open eyes and change minds.

Alicia Roth Weigel comes to the Museum of Science for an evening celebrating the release of Inverse Cowgirl, joined in conversation by Schuyler Bailar.

This program is free, thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

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