In this podcast Kira talks about transitioning from male to female at seventeen. This podcast was funded by a generous donation from Roger Smith.


"I was born in Otahuhu, Middlemore [hospital], as a male. Now I'm a 17 year old transfemale, transwoman – MTF. I came out two years ago and started using Kira at the start of last year. I got my name changed a few weeks ago. Yeah, that's it. Wai: Did you pick the name Kira yourself or did you already have that? Kira: I picked it myself. I just saw it one day when I was growing up, when I was about eight or nine. I was reading this book and the main character was called Kari, which is... read full transcript

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Record date:26th May 2010
Interviewer:Wai Ho