Welcome aboard readers. I am Navin, a journalism student with a desire to capture all facts and figures of our society with a trait to uplift lives as well. You’d be glad to know about your country as you read this real incident I could pen down. Please do read till the end.
*Navin*- Hi, I’m Navin. Don’t be scared, I only come here to talk to you.
*Pavitra*- Hi. It’s been ages since we met someone who would show so much of a concern.
*Navin*- I know your mother. But I want to know how you reside in such a community.
*Pavitra*- Well, it’s about that part of time…
“Dada, I want to play with them!! Why do you keep me so safe here?” asked Pavitra.
“You are different, do you understand! We don’t want you to go outside.” Declared her father who felt ashamed keeping his daughter at home.
Her life was locked inside the cage called home and she could not live up to her desires. When finally her parents could take no more, they threw her to an LGBQT community ruthlessly.
She learnt to live amongst people like her. She understood who she really was. And with the passage of time, she came up with a strong conclusion to raise voice for the livelihood of LGBTQ. Her words didn’t go in vain as she was invited to start her campaign.
“What happened to me was pathetic. I was sent to an alien place where I found myself surrounded by people who rather started adoring my presence. And gradually I learnt who I was. And I am proud of myself.
I’m a transgender.
Yes, I wear a bindi.
I adorn a garland of flowers.
And I love wearing suits and sarees.
I beautify myself with kohl.
And the lipstick looks good too.
I am proud of the jewelleries I wear.
I am not ashamed of being me.
I wear a nose ring because I am no one’s inferior.
And the vermilion on my forehead makes me a powerful homosexual.
I look at you through the lens of my heart. But do you see me with a vision of your heart? I’m also one amongst you. And I deliberately wasn’t born with some features that you lack. Or do you find me guilty in that too?
Some others just like me who are sitting behind, they expected you to accept them the way they are. But did you embrace us with your being or just pushed us afar?
I talk to you today, because you don’t consider us humans. A person who’s physically challenged is still sympathised, but we transgenders are simply pushed away like dirt.
Today we have our own community. So what if you don’t include us in your universe. Even we reside on this Earth and we are also the creations of God.
You don’t think of us, because you are not like us. Maybe if you were born our way, you too would have thought and raised your voice like us.
I assure you, we people would not go for any operations to define our sex. We’ll be always present on this land like the way you see us- pretty clad in a makeup moving to different places. You want to drive us away, you yourself would be pushed away. May God bless us all!”
Her words pierced everyone’s heart and made them believe that- ‘EVERY INDIVIDUAL BORN IS A CHILD OF GOD. AND YOU CANNOT DISCRIMINATE SOMEONE ON ANY BASIS BECAUSE WE DON’T DECIDE WHEN HOW WE WOULD LOOK OR BE IN FUTURE BEFORE BIRTH.’