50 members of transgender community along with trans designer Saisha Shinde usher in colour at this unique event
A dreary monsoon morning in Mumbai came alive with vibrant colours as Raynah Hazari, a student of standard IX, brought together 50 members of the transgender community to foster an inclusive environment and drive home the concept of parity in society.
Mentored by artist Satyendra Rane and supported by Sahayog Art Foundation, Aabha and Alert Citizen Forum, 50 members of the trans community walked in at the Lakshami Nappoo Hall in Matunga, early on a Sunday monsoon morning to engage in this artistic endeavour that filled colours into their lives.
Titled ‘Falak’, signifying the borderless skies, the event was graced by well-known trans fashion designer Saisha Shinde who readily lent her support to the initiative. The event also saw other dignitaries who championed the cause.
Sreedevi Londhe, a transgender activist and participant said, “This is beautifully curated. It’s the rainy season and what could be more beautiful than painting on umbrellas! I am elated that through this platform we will get an opportunity to showcase our talents to the world at large. I urge to the society that if only people can look at us beyond our gender and not judge us for the same; it will help bring parity in society. Events like this help to encourage and motivate us and fill us with hopes for ek nayi seher (a new dawn).”
Raynah Hazari added, “Art is not just about creating visually striking pieces — it’s chiefly about conveying emotions, telling stories, and most importantly, making an impact. This is just a steppingstone; I am hoping to help them secure employment through the medium of art in the future.”
Courtesy : TOI
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