17-Year-Old Transgender, One Of The Youngest In India To Declare Her Identity

The Logical Indian Delhi

July 21st, 2016 / 11:11 AM

Source & Image: India Times

At 17, Naina is one of India’s youngest transgender to come out openly, unabashed about her identity. As a student of Delhi’s Vasant Valley School, it must have taken a lot of courage for her to go up on the stage and boldly declare about her sexual identity to the entire school. Like any other teenager of her time, Naina likes to be a fashionista, wearing fancy dresses and taking frequent selfies with her phone. But her journey has not been easy. Born as a boy called Krishna, Naina always had more interest in women’s clothing over men’s and preferred hanging out with girls instead of boys. Every other person taunted her for her behavior.

She battled depression and suicidal tendencies with great bravery and with much-needed help from her mother Mishi, who stood as a pillar of support for her. Mishi respected what her child and gave Naina her unconditional love. Now that Naina has overcome depression, she is leading absolutely a normal life like any other teenager. She now has her own YouTube channel called nainaqueenb where she is quite vocal about the cause of the transgenders. Naina is quite an Internet diva now!


The Logical Indian appreciates the bravery of Naina and also requests our community members to spread the culture of acceptance of all irrespective of race, sex and orientation. There has been grave injustice meted out by our society towards some sections of people whose gender or orientation others don’t conform too. Let the story of Naina inspire all of us towards an equitable society.


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by :

Related Stories

Considered One Of India’s First Performance Artists, Rummana Hussain’s Art Reflects Questions Of Identity, Activism And Social Welfare

This 18-Year-Old Becomes The Youngest Member To Be Elected For UK’s Royal Astronomical Society

Krishnamurthy Subramanian

Krishnamurthy Subramanian Appointed As India’s Youngest Chief Economic Advisor

One Of India’s Most Vocal Transgender Rights Activist, Akkai, Makes Her Marriage Official

transgender

Why Is The Transgender Community Upset About The Transgender Bill?

Youngest Nominee For Children’s International Peace Prize, This 12-Yr-Old Boy From Tamil Nadu Is A Champion For Education

Latest on The Logical Indian

Sports

Vinesh Phogat Locks 53 Kg Spot At Tokyo Olympics, Up For Bronze In Worlds

News

Assam: Officers Torture Three Sisters Inside Police Station; Two-Month Pregnant Woman Loses Her Baby

News

Beyond Call Of Duty: Odisha Doctor Carries Patient On Sling For 5 Km, Wins Hearts

News

Ayushman Bharat: Hospitals Committing Fraud Will Be Named And Shamed, Says Health Minister

Fact Check

Fact Check: No, The Baby In This Viral Video Was Not Kidnapped And Taken To Dubai

News

Watch| Government Bans E-Cigarettes Citing Health Hazards, Will Stop All Production, Sale

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.