Stories

“Coming Out” and Culture

I was born and brought up in India, a country where gender and sexuality outside the straight and cis-gendered spectrum is widely considered an “abnormality” or “insanity.” While I was growing up, I would often come across words like “chhakka” and “hijra,” which despite being translations for “eunuch,” would be widely used to describe anyone… Read more »

Posted by Kaustav

To Be Real

I grew up as a happy, second-generation, South Indian child in Saint Peters, Missouri. It was the type of place that provided the stability of suburbia, but for someone who was different, the uncertainty of living a lifetime of status quo. In a video from when I was four years old, I received a new… Read more »

Posted by Vikram