Who Am I

Vivienne “Yuki” Choe is a transsexual born woman living in Malaysia, which she hopes would one day open its ears to understanding information and knowledge of what is gender identity, and reality of lives of those impacted.

She is currently a MarCom manager at a production house, and a firm supporter for women’s rights. Her personal life includes trips to the cinema when she can, a nice run around the park or up the hillside, and reveling in sound and music with aspirations to master the guitar, while she continues to speak up as an advocate for transsexual women.

She also writes for Coconuts KL.

But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” – from Rocky Balboa (2006)

2 thoughts on “Who Am I”

  1. Melody Cinta said:

    Hi, Vivienne..
    i’m doing my thesis paper about Transgender in Malaysia as I am interested to know more about transgender community in Malaysia. The main aims of my thesis are to understand the life experiences of transgender in Malaysia and to avoid misconception about transgender in the society. I believe that further understanding on the life experiences of transgender people can reduce the stereotyping and prejudice in the society towards transgender. Thus, I need participations from some self-identified transgender people for a one-on-one interview. could i contact you for an interview?

    you can contact me at: care3r_Q@yahoo.co.id
    hope to hear from you soon. thank you.. :)

  2. I apologize, but I have decided to refrain from sharing to unknown sources anything in regards to trans people’s issues in Malaysia. You can look for some information and stories from PT Mak Nyah. Appreciate the request but no thanks. Take care.

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