A Trans Woman in Singapura: Danielle’s Story

“I worked part-time to help me pay for my daily expenses and also pay for my school fees because I was still studying in Poly(technic) at that time,” she explained. “I travelled around to different community centres and shopping malls to sleep at night. Sometimes, I just sleep in MacDonald’s because they open 24/7.”

Five years later when she was almost 21, the police caught her and brought her home. Her father took her in again, but things did not get better between them.