Messages from trans community of Malaysia.
Compiled by RYAN ONG. “For queer people who have endured traumas and rejections from families, Raya sometimes amplifies these feelings.”
By FARIS SAAD. “Even if I lost everything else, I would still have my core group of friends who accept me as my handsome self. Without them, and without music, I wouldn’t have had the courage to transition.”
By FARIS SAAD. “I substituted my longing to be a boy with plotting to start a band. I soothed my dysphoria with music.”
By FARIS SAAD. “At the same time that I knew I was destined to be a musician I also started telling people to call me a boy.”
Trans man Faris Saad delivers his manifesto while imagining he has already served one term as Malaysia’s first trans PM.