Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite
Faie Miss Press
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family Relationships; Intersex; Adoption; intersex adult; adopted child
Jamie was born with a testis, an ovary, and a pixie face. After minor surgery and a few years on testosterone, his parents say he can be a boy, but he sees an elfin princess in the mirror. To become the man his parents expect, Jamie must leave behind a girl's hopes and dreams. At sixteen, the four-foot-eleven soprano moves from a sheltered home school to a boys' dorm at college. The elfin princess can live in the books Jameson reads and nobody has to find out he isn't like other boys. When a medical student tells Jamie he should have been raised female, Jamie sets out on a perilous journey to adulthood. The elfin princess can thrive, but will she risk losing her family and her education for a boy who may desert her, or a toddler she may never be allowed to adopt?
mother and father
gender identity; acceptance; family life; war; school; gender roles
Simon, Lianne, "Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite" (2012). DIVerse Families. 844.