Fighting for equality

Kirstie Gannaway.
Kirstie Gannaway.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG, KHALID BABA, MARCELLIN LOPEZ, NG SOR LUAN
Daryl Lim.
Daryl Lim.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG, KHALID BABA, MARCELLIN LOPEZ, NG SOR LUAN
Joey Kuok.
Joey Kuok.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG, KHALID BABA, MARCELLIN LOPEZ, NG SOR LUAN
Collin Low.
Collin Low.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG, KHALID BABA, MARCELLIN LOPEZ, NG SOR LUAN

For International Women's Day, which was yesterday, Prisca Ang speaks to four instructors who defy gender stereotypes

When she was growing up, Kirstie Gannaway at times felt looked down upon by some of her male counterparts during her martial arts training.

The professional boxer knew only two other girls back then who were also boxing .

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2020, with the headline 'Fighting for equality'. Print Edition | Subscribe