EJ Johnson

Magic Johnson‘s gender-bending son EJ Johnson will be featured on CNN’s “This is Life with Lisa Ling”, which airs on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

In a preview clip posted on his Instagram page, EJ discusses his life growing up as a “gender fluid” human.

The 26-year-old fashionista says he doesn’t feel like he’s male or female: “This is just EJ.”

EJ Johnson

In the clip, EJ offered advice to other cross-dressing youngsters like himself who secretly wore feminine attire because they feared rejection from their parents:

“If you can just find little ways to make yourself happy, if that’s just like sneaking a dress or whatever under your bed, do what you can until you can do it the way you want to do it.”

EJ Johnson

In the caption of the video clip, he wrote:

“I’m so excited for everyone to see my segment on #thisislife with the incomparable @lisalingstagram on Sunday at 10pm on CNN. I’ve never done anything on television that is this honest and real. This is something that transcends judgment and ignorance and should be seen as a vehicle to educate and inform people about gender fluidity. I’m am so blessed to help continue the conversation about our community and what it means to truly live your truth. #teamthis”.

The reaction to EJ’s interview clip was mostly positive. One IG user who is a former cross-dresser wrote:

“There are times when I miss wearing makeup and getting my nails done. But since I stopped doing drag and became more of a gym rat, it’s like I’ve adopted a whole new persona. I still think about the days I’d go into the women’s section at a store, looking for a cute too and going home to do my lashes and all. I mean never felt like I wanted to be a woman, but I loved just feeling pretty.”