For the first 20 years of my life, I was a straight girl in a world built for straight people. I never had to question my sexuality; as far as I knew, the world of romance had only one path.
Charming and inquisitive, Mukul is a 28-year-old Indian who moved to the cosmopolitan city of Singapore to embark on his career as an immunology researcher. As he reminisces about his past in India and how he came to terms with his identity, Mukul also shares about finding love amid the global pandemic, and his volunteering experiences in an organisation that provides free HIV testing for the LGBTQ+ community.
Initially, I felt quite overwhelmed. I am currently a paediatric medical officer in a tertiary hospital in the Klang Valley. As a frontliner in the medical field, it was the worst for me during the first two waves of COVID-19 infections in Malaysia.
in meditation, i often focus on the third eye where i am able to see the present more clearly and remember who i am. i am queer to the very core of my being, even though i have to hide it at times. my third eye is placed in front of the rainbow of my insides, in the middle of the “dark cloak” i often use to hide my identity – in order to protect myself.
With an effusive smile and a charismatic presence, Jack Lam looks like your typical Asian boy who has it all—smart, well-articulate, graduated from a prestigious university in America. But underneath the warm exterior lives an inquisitive soul that is struggling to connect his Asian root with his queer identity that made him who he is today.