“A Life in Trans Activism” Book launch Program

A Revathi is an independent activist and prolific writer of the Trans community. She has written Our Lives, Our Words: Telling Aravani Life Stories and her critically acclaimed autobiography The Truth about Me. We are proud to announce the launch of her latest book, “A Life in Trans Activism” published by Zubaan in 2016.

Book launch – Aug 31st at 10:30 am. Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queens road, Bangalore.

Guests : Dr Baraguru Ramachandrappa, Smt Gayatri N, A Revathi, Mr Kiran Nayak, and Ms Lakshmi A

About the Book:

Revathi describes her life, her work in the NGO Sangama, which works with people across a spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations and how she rose from office assistant to director in the organization. Today she is an independent activist, theatre person, actor and writer and works for the rights of transgender persons.In the second part of the book, Revathi offers the reader an insight into one of the least talked about experiences on the gender trajectory, that of being trans men. Calling several female-to-male trans persons her ‘sons’, Revathi puts before us their moving, passionate and sometimes tragic stories of marginalization, courage, resistance and triumph.

Programme conducted by Jeeva: Jeeva strives to build a society where all people, irrespective of their gender identity or sexual orientation, can live in peace and safety with the freedom to express themselves and their identities in both private and public spaces without fear. The organization focuses on protecting the rights of the transgender community. In furtherance of this goal, the organization aims to create a platform to ensure that their voices and concerns can be heard and become part of public discourse and integrate the transgender community into mainstream society with dignity.

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About Jeeva

Jeeva was registered on 5th November 2012 as a Trust its purpose and focus was on addressing issues around mental health, livelihood and community media for sexual minorities in Karnataka.
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