Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars:
A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

9th January 2021 / 7:30 pm IST /
Zoom & Youtube


In our sixth Reading for Change event, we are reading Kai Cheng Thom’s Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir, as an entry point to SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities. Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars is a playful and surreal fictionalized trans memoir.

Join author Kai Cheng Thom and writer and researcher Nadika Nadja, on January 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm IST, for a conversation about Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars and its relevance to SDG 10, Reduced Inequalities. Get your copy of the book here, and join us for the online event with your questions and reflections. Register for the event here.


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Kai Cheng Thom

Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, and community worker based in Toronto (also known as tkaronto), Canada.  She is the award-winning author of several books that have been translated into multiple languages worldwide.  She has been featured on a podcast by Julie Andrews as well as Emma Watson’s feminist book club, as well as The New York Times.  A former social worker, Kai Cheng remains active in her community and engaged in issues of social activism, with a particular interest in conflict resolution and Transformative Justice.


Nadika Nadja

Nadika Nadja is a writer and researcher with interests in history and archaeology, gender, technology and the internet. She is currently based in Bangalore.   

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents’ abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, Dearly blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile. When one of their number is brutally murdered, the protagonist joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family.