Many of them have no support from their family as they have run away from home owing to opposition and violence from their family members regarding their preferred gender identity and the choice of lifestyle as their preferred gender. So far their only means of sustenance has been the above mentioned professions. Further they are not that well networked with LGBTQIA+ organisations across the city and hence not able to avail the covid relief packages distributed by these organisations. Many of them work in local enterprises earning just about enough to sustain their rent, food and basic essential needs. They haven’t been fortunate enough to save up for a calamity that is ongoing and the subsequent lockdown of the sector they work with. In such a situation they are not able to afford their basic needs such as food, healthcare, medicines and rent of the houses they live in.
I am a Transgender Rights activist and a fashion model based in Delhi and Mumbai and have worked with Lakme Fashion week, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue India, Cosmopolitan India, Grazia, India and Bloomberg equality summit appeal to people from my fraternity i.e. celebrities, fashion personalities, Bollywood and internet series stars to help me in my endeavour.
I would also like to appeal to individuals; charitable and philanthropic organizations; business organizations; entrepreneurs; industries; associations and development institutions who are committed to LGBT inclusivity to donate generously to this cause via this crowd funding scheme on the MILAAP platform.
The money so collected through this crowdfunding will be distributed to transgender person that I know in personal (a friend of a friend and so on) as well as professional capacity. For transparency purpose I intend to disburse the money via google pay or other online medium so that I can furnish a well documented report of the transactions along with any other documents that is deem fit to furnish their transgender Identity such as insta page, aadhar card, etc and etc.
The plan is to give 3000 rupees per person as a support in their ongoing distress and crisis.
Total Amount = 3000*60 = 180000
My Instagram handle, bio and shots from fashion and runway projects I have worked on is also appended below.
Thank you ever so much for your support .
Stay safe and God bless