I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I co-founded Nazariya: A Queer Feminist Resource Group in 2014 where I am responsible for overall organisational development. I also conduct training sessions with school, university students and development sector organisations on gender, sexuality, and sexual harassment at the workplace - and these interactions give me immense joy. I identify as a queer feminist. Through my work, I am keen to engage in conversations around organisational processes that are people-centric, fair, and constructive.
I am an indigenous, disabled, queer-feminist activist with over 15 years of experience in working with LGBT*QIA+ people and on issues of gender and sexuality. Currently, I co-lead Nazariya. I am a fellow of OutRight Action International for the Beijing 25+ process. I have published several articles in national and international journals. I am an experienced peer counsellor, curriculum developer, and trainer. I am a human to 3 felines who are my lifelines.
Anindya is a transgender rights and social justice activist based in Calcutta, India whose relationship with transfeminisms [yes, that is in the plural] has spanned about two decades. In 1998 she co-founded Pratyay Gender Trust, one of the early community led collectives in India that became a support space for gender non-conforming and transgender persons facing harassment, stigma and violence for their gender identity/ expression. Pratyay today focuses on issues surrounding systemic discrimination surrounding Transgender Persons Right to Work, Economic Justice and Inclusion. She has been deeply involved with sexualities, gender, anti-homophobic/transphobic violence and a significant part of her work is focussed on collectivisation of transgender persons across India, advocating with policy makers and building synergies across other human rights movements.