“For the hijras (transgender people) in Pakistan, dance and song is the only way to earn a respectable living, as their presence is considered auspicious on wedding and childbirth celebrations. However they are not treated as equals unanimously by the conservative and liberal sections of Pakistani society. They live in secluded communities with their own kind, often in extreme poverty. Most are uneducated as the notion of a transgendered child being brought up in a normal household and studying in a mainstream school is not an acceptable reality. As a result they often end up on the streets dressed in flashy clothes, faces caked with make-up, begging at traffic signals during the day and selling sex during the night.” (Source)
Just thought I’d contribute to International Transgender Day of Visibility by making a post acknowledging the Transgender and NB community of Pakistan, one that goes largely ignored and abused on an every day basis. Photos accompanied by informative articles from here, here, here and here.
hey guys, i know you’ve helped me out in the past and i really appreciate all your support, and this one is gonna be the last big bump to get over before i can end my school year and graduate.
basically, i’ve tried a lot (as in every single option) of ADHD medications since i was diagnosed at age 7, and only one has worked effectively. this one drug cannot be prescribed/distributed in the country i’ve lived in for the past 10 years (japan,) and so far i’ve been getting by through taking trips every 2-3 years to the US to pick up large prescriptions. however this year because of my enrollment in a new healthier school (which i worked really hard to be able to transfer to,) and medical costs related to my newly diagnosed panic disorder, depression, and general anxiety disorder, we have no money to make this trip.
the tickets range from 100,000 -150,000 ¥, which is around 1,000 - 1,500 $. usually my family has this amount to spare at the end of the year, but because of all the recent expenses we really can’t afford it.
i would really appreciate any amount or any form of spreading awareness/support, i know this is a relatively insignificant matter but it will affect me a lot, and if all of my followers donated one dollar each, i would have enough.