“I Will Survive” brings together real-life experiences of love, grace, faith, dignity and courage from 21 ordinary people who have survived extraordinary circumstances. Prefacing these stories are contributions from 5 local commentators who share their personal reflections on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in Singapore. They are: Mrs Juliana Toh, Executive Director of Counselling and Care Centre; Reverend Yap Kim Hao, former Methodist Bishop of Singapore; transgender activist Ms Leona Lo; and former Nominated Members of Parliament Ms Braema Mathi and Mr Siew Kum Hong.
The book also contains a glossary of the common terms used to describe the diversity within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, and a listing of relevant community and professional resources in Singapore.
The editor’s proceeds from sales of the ebook will be donated to Oogachaga, a counselling and support service.
About the author
Leow Yangfa has spent most of his adult life involved in social services, including a previous job in a large statutory organisation and volunteer work with an HIV/ AIDS group in Singapore, as well as a charity for the homeless in London. He currently works for a voluntary welfare organisation in Singapore. As a proud uncle to five beautiful girls, he also happens to be gay, and his own coming out story was included in SQ 21: Singapore Queers in the 21st Century. To learn more about the author, please visit: www.iwillsurviveSG.wordpress.com or follow him on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/IwillsurviveSG.