I got into journalism because I get joy out of giving a voice to the voiceless.
This past week, my latest feature for CNN did just that.
In covering the Thut Ti Myanmar Traditional Lethwei Club in Yangon, I got to share personal perspectives of a centuries old martial arts from the stewards that love the sport the most. The coverage even inspired some efforts to standardize the brand of the sport, making a final migration from the “Let Whay” to “Lethwei” spelling.
Offering boxing session for a charitable 5,000 kyat per person, the gym is warm place, a place built of the improvised simplicity that is familiar to me across Myanmar.
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