Bijli Baji – if you are from Islamabad, the name is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Transgender community of Pakistan has faced marginalization and discrimination at the hands of the society for decades. Being denied basic rights, let alone opportunities, the third-gender has faced ordeals beyond imagination. But not all surrendered to the circumstances. While some refer to themselves as the victims, others prefer to call themselves warriors. While other have turned bitter due to how society treated them, some have emerged as heroes who have let nothing harden their hearts and meddle with their priority to serve the society.
Bijli says that not only does this help them show their dedication towards serving the humanity, but also helps empower the people of her own community. The drive helps them bridge the gap between themselves and the rest of the society.
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