Fashion designer and model Saisha Shinde came out as trans on Instagram yesterday.
It’s not fair! India has a claim to yet another gorgeous transgender woman! Saisha came out saying here we go 2021. Nearly every article announcing her transition uses her deadname. Sadly that may initially be a necessity since she is a public figure. But I urge media to keep in mind Saisha is only human and she deserves the respect due all of us!
In an exclusive interview with Bombay Times, she says, “Honestly speaking, this has been going on for over three decades. I used to always dress up in mom’s clothes, hidden behind the four walls, and in bathrooms. Then came the denial. But for me, it was always there. Just the acceptance took a long time especially because I am who I am, and it was tough to accept it.”