Ep 7: Transman – A Journey to Oneself
If you google “Transgender”, most of the entries you will get will refer to Male to Female. You will have to dig in order to find references from Female to Male. Among the Invisible transgenders, transmen are the less visible. Many reasons make them less approachable.
To get you into the perspective of transmen, this podcast brings together Kirithik Shiva, a Chennai based transman whose journey is remarkable, and Nandini Krishnan, author of an essay called Invisible Men (Penguin Random House, 2018), which presents her research work inside India’s Transmasculine Networks and collection of interviews of several trans men.
Kirithik shares with us his unique journey towards his identity as a man and some of the obstacles he had to overcome to assert himself in his genre.
Nandini presents to us parts of her long discussions with trans men, on their journeys, their lives, and their hopes.
Integrating all members of the society and allowing everyone to flourish is essential for living better together. Recognizing those who are invisible contributes greatly to this and allows us to strive for a better humanity.