“Silk is one of my first series starring Tani, an adopted Chinese girl with a hare lip. At the time she was ten years old. Where she comes from, women and girls with imperfections remain hidden and silent, their concerns unknown and their rights overlooked. This is far more likely to happen in the case of a girl, as boys are valued more than girls in Asian culture. The girl is likely to face discrimination within the family and has little hope of marriage. Luckily Tani grew up in Western society where she was nurtured into the beautiful girl she now is.”

Silk: Metamorphosis by Justine Tjallinks (1/5)

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