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From Steven To Stefanie: Susan Faludi's Story Of Her Father's Gender Transition25:30
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Author Susan Faludi with her father, Stefi, in Budapest in 2010, after Stefi had transitioned. (Photo courtesy Russ Rymer)
Author Susan Faludi with her father, Stefi, in Budapest in 2010, after Stefi had transitioned. (Photo courtesy Russ Rymer)
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Imagine getting a terse email from your estranged father with the subject line: "Changes."

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Susan Faludi got exactly that email. Her father was announcing that he had undergone surgery in Thailand. He was now a she, going by the name Stefi.

At 76 years old, he wrote to his daughter: "I have decided that I have had enough of impersonating a macho, aggressive man that I have never been inside."

Then, Stefi challenged her daughter to tell her story.

Guest

Susan Faludi, author, journalist and lecturer at Bowdoin College. Her latest book is "In The Darkroom."

This segment aired on July 13, 2016.

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