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Man of The People: Little Joella is no freak.

MOST enduring image of the week for me was the face of little Joella Holliday smiling triumphantly at the news that she is now officially a girl.

Joella was born in a terrible mess with most of her internal organs outside her body and her sex hard to determine. She was registered as a boy but it soon became clear that she was in fact a girl.

A heart-warming story, except for one thing. The decision to let everyone know was presumably taken by her parents and it means that a cruel minority will always be able to point her out as some sort of freak. This brave little girl deserves better than that.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Mellor, David
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Dec 6, 1998
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