This project started when I came across a transgender showing off her new earrings. It struck me as to how they indulged in looking good. At that moment, the vision was set: I knew I wanted to open the minds and eyes of people. Most people still have a very blurry vision of transgenders and seeing the beauty in them is the key to my first attempt at achieving my vision – the exhibition “Beauty in the Blur”!
We have 1.5 lakh transgenders in Mumbai alone. Questions often asked by people around me ’What organs do they have?’, ‘Why do you talk to them?’ or ‘How much money do you think they make?’.
In Bangalore the lives of 36 transgenders were lost over the past 18 months since January 2009. Just during the second week of November 2010 we lost five Hijras - four to suicide and one to honor killing. The blame game continues and we keep losing them. This exhibition is being taken around India and we have achieved to receive four job openings for them so far.
Yana, heads Samara an NGO supporting transgenders. She believes in the LGBT flag-Rainbow.
Reema loves anything and everything gold. "I dream of building a castle of gold with gold fountains and gold ornated trees".
Shalini says "One day I will be famous and be all over the newspapers"
Ambica loves to defy gravity and make everything a stand still.
Tanushree loves the colour purple and she wants everything she touches to turn purple!
Soumya, loves flowers and says she would like to get lost in them.
Anu says she is tired of wearing masks and want everybody to accept her as she is.