28.1.15

This week on Sex City—January 27, 2015

Louise speaks with author Kim Fu with her debut novel For Today I Am A Boy (Harper Collins Canada). It's a stirring read that traces the Chinese-Canadian character, Peter Huang's struggles toward transgender self. He is the only son in the middle of three daughters, pressured to embody his immigrant father's ideal of power and masculinity, even as he questions gender from kindergarten, drawn to representations and ephemera of femininity, like make-up. Speaking to his older sister Adele, he says, “I want to have hair like you. I want to be pretty like you.”

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