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“Growing up trans means a relentless othering”

ByTrinetra Haldar Gummaraju, Delhi
Jan 16, 2021 06:49 PM IST

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I was 16 years old when I stepped into an operating theatre for the first time – a sanctum where the life of a three-month-old child was being saved. In that space, clothes didn’t come gendered, roles weren’t binary, and all that mattered was skill. Illustrating and writing were the only other spaces that gave me as much peace. That bridging the worlds of activism, content creation and medicine one day would become both my privilege and burden, was unknown to me. Nonetheless, such is my lived reality, and I’m unsure I would have it any other way.

For Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju, growing up transperson in India means a relentless othering
For Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju, growing up transperson in India means a relentless othering
Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is a popular queer influencer on Instagram
Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is a popular queer influencer on Instagram

“That bridging the worlds of activism, content and medicine would become my privilege and burden was unknown to me” ­—Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju

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