Monday Nov 28, 2016
Pakistan’s vocal transgender activist Kami Sid is making waves on broader horizons. She recently did an inspirational photoshoot and made her mark as the country’s first transgender model.
In collaboration with photographer Haseeb M. Siddiqi, stylist Waqar J. Khan, and makeup artist Nighat Misbah she proved her modeling skills in an expressive, eloquent photo session.
In a conservative society, which in general fails to provide a safe and secure environment to transgender people, battling conventional notions can be a perilous task.
Kami seemed to have picked up the gauntlet and dedicated her stunning photo session to ending phobia and misunderstanding regarding transgender people.
Kami is a famous trans activist and has spoken at several events. She had been interviewed many times, and was also a part of a BBC documentary.
This year has witnessed a series of brutalities against transgender people, which have unveiled the stereotypical, ignorant mindset of the society at large. The condition of the transgender community in Pakistan is in dire straits. Often shunned by their own family members, most of them end up being artists or street performers to earn a living.
In May, transgender activist Alisha was critically injured after being shot six times and she eventually succumbed to her wounds at Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital.
(Photo credits: BuzzFeed)