Transgenders Continue to Fight for Acceptance

By Emilia Ismail

March 2016 FEATURE
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Regina Ibrahim – an author and speaker for the transgender community.
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Penang-born Regina Ibrahim advocates the rights of transgender persons through her writings and public appearances. But the conservative climate in the country today makes things quite difficult.During the TEDxWeldQuayWomen event in May last year, Regina Ibrahim was probably the tallest and sexiest woman in the room. Dressed in a caramel-coloured shift dress, sky-high stilettos and a copper necklace, Regina was asking for public tolerance, if not for acceptance, for the transgender community.Having lived most of her life biologically as a...

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Emilia Ismail

is a freelance writer who has a love-hate relationship with the weighing scale.