Is the reflection I see in the mirror who I am, or just the taxi that carries "me" around? As a TG journalist for a host of magazines I have explored this and many other ideas along the detour that has become my life. Being transgender is by far the most confused, conflicted, distracting and yet amazing journey I have ever encountered thus far.
Harisu transitioned very young and went on to become an international sensation as a singer. model and actress.
She has inspired an entire generation across gender lines.
She is noted for being South Korea's first transgender entertainer, and in 2002 became only the second person in Korea to legally change their gender.
Her stage name is an adaptation of the English phrase "hot issue".
Harisu first gained public attention in 2001, after appearing in a television commercial for DoDo cosmetics. The commercial was a big success and ended up launching her career, allowing her to branch out into other fields such as music and acting.