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Vinolia Wakijo: Living for others

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta | Wed, February 23 2011 | 09:40 am
Vinolia Wakijo: Living for others

PREMIUM JP/Prodita SabariniLGBT activist Vinolia Wakijo didn’t see herself as a transgender woman. “I thought I was just feminine and liked to wear make up,” she said.

She didn’t identify with the image society had of transgender women — heavily made up individuals wearing short skirts and tank tops, either working in beauty salons or soliciting sex. “I was afraid of [transgender women...