Archive for authorRitushree Panigrahi

I am Ritushree Panigrahi, (Transgender Woman, She/Her), I am a corporate lawyer, a Diversity and Inclusion, practitioner and.LGBTQIA+ activist. Apart from this, I write on gender and sexuality issues on various platforms. I am also working as D&I lead with Ungeder in consulting organisations on D&I and more particularly inclusion of LGBTQIA+ employees. With Ungender I launched the campaign #UngenderForms on Transgender Day of Visibility, to identify websites and apps asking for gender data without providing the options to Transgender and Non-Binary persons, with an aim to make these platforms more inclusive and Trans-Friendly. I have also been featured on Makers India for the initiatives.

Exclusion In Inclusion: Trans Exclusion In Indian Corporate Culture

When I joined this new job, I was unaware of the terms "Inclusive organization", "Diversity, equity and Inclusion." When I realized that there are organizations inclusive of LGBTQIA+ employees, it was a ray of hope for me. But, instead of searching for a job for myself in an inclusive organization with my previous qualifications, I decided to choose a career in diversity and inclusion to ensure that no other soul had to go through the trauma that I had suffered in my workplace environment.

Bhima Jewellers’ Trans-Inclusive Ad Is Just The Beginning: Creators And Community Share Their Thoughts

Seldom we witness such heart-warming stories of Transgender persons on screen. Amidst the hopelessness, the new jewellery advertisement came as a silver lining, echoing the sentiments of transgender persons. Such trans-visibility on the silver screen is very rare, and this kind of initiative can help start the conversation that is long overdue about the stories of transgender persons.