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This is Deepana from Tirunelveli which is south part of tamilnadu. I did my bachelor degree in Commerce and Post graduate in Master of Business Administration. In my childhood i had a dream to become priest. Later it converted into to become a transgender when I felt feminine feel in myself. Yes my dream come true through Sakkhi. I started feel like female from my childhood itself. But at that time I didn't have enough awareness about transgender. In our society we have a system men should behave like this woman should behave like this. But I confused myself with the mixture of feelings. So what I did is I hide my feminine feelings. Even I hesitate to walk in front of boys. People will tease about my walk. I don't speak louder in front of a crowd, and then people will tease my voice because of the feminine voice. I hide all my feelings and I didn't express myself as what I am. I was acting like male not living like male. After my studies I moved to Chennai from my home town here I had a chance to meet different transgender people and learned their life styles and collected enough information about transgender lifestyle. I had a chance to work Multinational companies, but there was no gender acceptance. I had no friends there. I don't have persons there to share my feelings. So I decided to quit from there. After leaving my job I had no chance to lead my life so i forced to do begging. While Searching job I came to know about Sakkhi and found my best place here. I started working for transgender. I was not struggling as much compare to other transgender people because of sakkhi.
I am Mercy from Madurai. I did my schooling after that I had no wish to continue my studies because I met many incidents like sexual harassments from the students' side even teacher too. After my Schooling I joined in an NGO which is work for the transgender community. Here I had a chance to chance to slightly change my attire like female and had a chance to interact like me people that are transgender people. Through this connectivity I went to Bangalore without my parents' permission, then later I informed and explained about my situation. Now they accepted as what I'm. When I was in Bangalore i was doing begging. Many times I force into do sex work but I didn't. Then I started raising questions within myself why I have to be here let me leave from this hell. Then I decided to vacate from there. I moved from Bangalore with my friend Kortavai and we had no place to stay we were sleeping road side also. Slowly we got home. Got job in garments as Quality checker. Once the Garments Company closed we lost our job. While we were searching job in that situation we came to know about Sakkhi and joining with Sakkhi and happily working here.
I am Oorvasi From Madurai. I felt my feminine feel during my school days. After my school days I went to Mumbai. Those days Mumbai is like shelter for all transgender people. We can find different locality transgender there. Initially i was begging work there like what other transgender does. After a lot of struggling I came to my home town and started working for the transgender community. I worked as Peer educator, Field officer, trainer, Project Lead likewise. We brought great awareness about condom usage. I worked not only for transgender, but also worked for women and under privileged community people. In my working period I had a chance to meet different types of people. Few people are doing sex work not for living luxury life, but for basic needs like food. Poverty plays main role there. Now I have a chance to work with Sakkhi for my community people. I hope it will reach the all transgender.
I am Mohana from Pattukottai. This is a part of Tamilnadu. I was born in a small village. There we don't have basic facilities. There is no enough awareness about transgender. With lots of struggles I did my M.Sc chemistry with first class. Then I came to Chennai and I was searching job. Previously I didn't get any job which is my studies related. So I started working as cooking assistant. Later I had no place to stay. Then I joined one orphanage and I was working there as cooking master. After that I decided to do surgery but, no one was supporting me. I had paid care taker. I did my surgery in government hospital Chennai. Now I am staying in Government transgender shelter they will provide only night food. I was struggling for breakfast and lunch. That time I came to know about Sakkhi through watsapp advertisement and joined Sakkhi. Now I got a job as Admin position and happily working there.
I am Mageshwari I was born and brought up from Chennai only. I came out of my home before 10 years. Still, my family not accepting me. Initially i was being alone and doing begging work and stayed in the platform. I had no proper place to stay. I don't mingle with other transgender so I like to be alone. About my childhood life, it was terrible even my family members not understanding my feelings. They tortured me to be like a man. Still, they forced to be like a male. They are contacting me when they have a need. Otherwise, they don't care about my life. Even my surgery time I had no person to take care. Now i am working with Sakkhi. Leading a happy life.
I am Megha I am from Chennai Last 4 years I am in the transgender community. My qualification is Diploma after my studies I came into this life. Initially, my parents hesitated to accept me, but now they have accepted me as transgender child. But they are hesitating to stay with me. So I left from my home and staying in Transgender shelter, which is run by the government of Tamilnadu. In future all parents should accept their transgender children, then no one will struggle like us. Now I have come to know about Sakkhi and I got a job offer from Sakkhi.