31 May '17, 8am

.@WeAreAPTN Joe Wong opens up about growing up as a #transgender person in #Singapore.

.@WeAreAPTN Joe Wong opens up about growing up as a #transgender person in #Singapore.

YOUR LIFE: Every human being has a story to tell. In this series, Your Life features personal accounts by Singaporeans detailing their respective trials in life and their courage to face them. For this story, we have 33-year-old Joe Wong opening up about being a transgender in the country. I was raised in a Catholic family, and attended an all-girls, convent primary school where strict grooming regulations were in place. I couldn’t stand having long hair, but a certain length was required for school. Every day I’d snip away an insignificant amount of hair in the hopes that the ever-shortening length would go unnoticed, until one day I just went ahead and chopped it all off. Unsurprisingly, I got scolded, but that didn’t do much to stop me. In secondary school I went to class in my blouse and PE shorts to avoid putting on a pinafore, and got suspended. My mother was a conse...

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