Rides That Way (Born That Way) (Paperback)
Oolichan Books, 9780889823211, 200pp.
Publication Date: June 15, 2017
Sylvia, fourteen, rides her horse in a cross-country competition, proving herself as an athlete, despite being an undeveloped shrimp with Turner Syndrome.
Unfortunately, her coach is furious that Sylvia rode too fast, and her cousin considers her irresponsible. Her mother would prefer that Sylvia focus on her health, start hormone treatment and develop like normal girls.
Sylvia is not ready for an estrogen transformation, but her triumphant athlete image does not transfer to school, where she is still a peculiar small person. Increasingly isolated, Sylvia dares to change, emerging with deeper self-confidence and broadened horizons.