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When Audrey Tang was just eight years old, she wrote a computer game to help her younger brother learn fractions. She began learning Perl at the age of 12, dropped out of high school, left Taiwan, and by 19 was hailed as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Tang transitioned to a female gender role in 2005, and in 2016 became Taiwan’s youngest government minister — as well as Taiwan’s first transgender Cabinet member. Her ministry has spearheaded the island’s eight-year Digital Nation Plan, which the Cabinet expects to put Taiwan in the world’s top ten for information technology by 2025. (source)

In a 2017 interview, Tang said, “I would say I’m just post-gender or post-genre, meaning that I don’t think there should be things that only one gender should do.”

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