Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini reveals his daughter Haris has come out as transgender

‘I’ll be by her side every step of the way’: Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini reveals his ‘strong and fearless’ daughter Haris came out as transgender

  • Hosseini said he will stand by his daughter after she transitions
  • His daughter Haris came out as transgender and Hosseini said he was ‘proud’
  • The author shared images of Haris before and after his transition

Best-selling author Khaled Hosseini has revealed his ‘strong and fearless’ daughter, Haris, has come out as transgender.

Hosseini, who wrote bestsellers Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, said he would be with his 21-year-old daughter “every step of the way”.

The Afghan-American author shared images of Haris as a little boy and after his transition saying he had “never been so proud of her”.

Hosseini said he saw with his own eyes how complicated the transition was – emotionally, physically, socially and psychologically – adding that Haris handled each challenge with “grace, patience and wisdom”.

Best-selling author Khaled Hosseini has revealed his ‘strong and fearless’ daughter Haris has come out as transgender (pictured)

The Afghan-American author shared images of Haris as a little boy (pictured) and after his transition saying he didn't have

The Afghan-American author shared images of Haris as a little boy (pictured) and after his transition saying he had ‘never been so proud of her’

Hosseini wrote on Instagram: “Yesterday my twenty-one year old daughter Haris came out into the world as transgender.

“I have known Haris’ journey from last year and have seen her go through some very trying personal times. Transitioning is such a complicated undertaking – emotionally, physically, socially, psychologically – but Haris handled each challenge with grace, patience and wisdom.

Hosseini added: “As a father, I have never been so proud of her. I am delighted to now have not one but two beautiful daughters.

Hosseini has two children – Haris and his daughter Farah – with his wife Roya Hosseini.

The author added, “Above all, I am inspired by Haris’ fearlessness, his courage to share his true self with the world.” She taught me and our family a lot about bravery, about truth. About what it means to live authentically.

“I know this process has been painful for her, full of grief and anxiety. She is sober about the cruelty that trans people are subjected to daily. But she is strong and fearless.

Hosseini, who wrote best-selling Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, said he would be alongside his 21-year-old daughter

Hosseini, who wrote bestsellers Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, said he would be with his 21-year-old daughter “every step of the way”. Pictured: Haris with Hosseini before his transition

He continued, “I love my daughter. I will be by her side every step of the way, as will our family. We are behind her. It is a privilege to see her step into the world as a beautiful, wise, and brilliant that she is. God bless her.’

Haris studied political science and human rights at Columbia University, and while studying in San Jose, California, she was the lead organizer for the Youth Climate Action Summit of 2018.

In school, Haris studied gender roles and new ideas in modern gender studies, particularly the idea of ​​toxic masculinity, according to the International Congress of Youth Voices.

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