The life of a transgender boxer in Thailand

Meet Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk

Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk

Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is a champion Thai boxer who has racked up more than 150 wins, 30 of which have been knockouts.

Rose is also transgender. Born Somros Polchareon, Rose identified as a woman at a young age.

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Elianna Spitzer

Elianna Spitzer is a rising junior at Brandeis University, majoring in Politics and American Studies. She is also a news editor and writer at The Brandeis Hoot. When she is not covering campus news, Elianna can be found arguing legal cases with her mock trial team.q