Jennie became Jake when he was four years old, but the psychologist tells us the first thing to understand is that he’s always been a boy. It’s true that when we tried to put him in little dresses, from the age of one or two, he always screamed and cried. It’s true too that since I’ve been buying him boxers instead of panties, keeping his hair short, he’s happier. These seem to me like such small things but the psychologist says that to Jake they are magnificent. And when I call him in from playing—when I call him Jake—he glows.