Lost her voice and found her song
I stepped onto the compound of an at-risk community and was greeted by a youth who, with a slight grin, threw a challenge at me: "Why are you here? Go home lah."
My team and I returned every week - for six months.
These were youths who had been sent there by the government, the courts or welfare organisations, for rehabilitation.
But they had committed more offences than the ones they had been charged with – they were guilty of accepting the negative labels that had been stuck to them for years.
They knew the art of self-stigmatisation and had grown tired of wondering if they would ever be useful to society.
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