Photo Story of Love and Discrimination about Indian Transgendered
When Vanilla was accepted into her transgender family, she underwent her toughest challenge her physical transformation, which is the painful operation known as Thaiyamma or Nivran, or rebirth – involves the removal of the penis and testicles and is carried out at home while the awake without any medication which was done by senior transgender and taken hormonal injection to enhance breast, which celebrated as puberty ceremony.
Now she laugh, cry, love, despise, dream, despair and do everything with the transgender family without any fear, and she have many transgendered to love her.
“Transgender community deserve dignity and respect that most people take as a granted”
I am Nirosha from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh,India, i came out as transgender in age of 18,since then i am with transgender family , my family and society discriminate a lot , they treated me very badly, i am not educated , I live my life with begging and blessing in the train and dancing in the streets, what so ever i am happy now.
Nirosha (37), Andra Pradesh,India
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I am born as a Transgender , that’s not my mistake , I am proud of making that choice and am proud to be transgender.