I …

am more than just a physical body

am more than mere labels

am a human just like you

am what I am

am who I am

am not a woman trapped in a man’s body or a man trapped in a woman’s body. Because I believe in the limitless possibilities of Gender beyond the binary.

am not a man in a dress or a woman in a trouser for the exact same reason, though, I can choose to be one

am just a finite point in the infinite loop of Gender expression

did exist and will continue to exist as far as human races lived and go

am a positive and creative person and have a right to be educated and employed

am a doctor, engineer, nurse, dentist, architect, artist, teacher, poet, cook, a leader, a CEO just like you

can survive the worst of calamities from the Nature-inflicted to the human-created

can survive the prejudice, looks, discrimination because I believe we are built to love and these are minor roadblocks to acceptance

do not only survive but thrive

most importantly believe in hope and that is what keeps me going

have a right to buy or rent a home

have a right to a family, friends and to a support system I can rely on

have a right to raise kids and be there for my parents

can have someone to come home to after a hard day’s work just like you

have a right to be respected and treated with compassion, fairness and good faith

can blush, cry, chatter, smile, frown, love, sulk, cuddle just like you

can have someone to love and be loved in spite of all the flaws I may have

have a right to happiness and to living a full and productive life

do go for my dreams and I want you to be part of it

am the diversity. I am part of it and I am also an observer

and you are in this journey together because I think this is our journey, not mine

am more than just a physical body

am more than mere labels

am a human just like you

am what I am

am who I am

I am trans but that is not all of who I am!!!

Inspired from thoughts off several books, blogs, conversations and observing people I have met, with my own experience towards self-acceptance and with a motto to ‘live and let live’.

About the author

Rashmi

Rashmi grew up in India and now she enjoys her time living in one of the queerest places in the world. She started transitioning a while back and is gradually coming out to people she thinks are cool enough for her. She enjoys discussing any topic under the sun and has an opinion about anything and everything. She thinks of herself as someone who can only hold intelligent conversations with people, when in reality she is totally insane and crazy, not to mention she has been highly hormonal recently. *GRIN*