Here’s Why Miss Transqueen India 2017- Nitasha Biswas is So Much More Than A Beauty Pageant Winner!

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Miss Transqueen India 2017- Nitasha Biswas has taken social media by storm. Being bold and beautiful is only an understatement to describe this powerhouse of strength and conviction.

While you might know her for being the winner of the first ever transgender beauty pageant of Pan India, this bong beauty from Kolkata, is more than just her looks and gender. In today’s age where women in general are facing all sorts of existential crisis, Nitasha not only chose to be a woman but stood tall and came out as a transwoman and how!

The same people who would mock me when I was a guy, now see my transformation and ask me out on a date.

 

Read on to know about her interesting journey from being Suvanka to Nitasha Biswas.

 “From a very young age, I subconsciously always knew that I was a girl. While my friends would play football outdoors, I would love to play with dolls and sarees indoors … Life was like a jail to me. It is not easy to live in a society that does not accept you if you are different from the set norms. Each time I would see myself in the mirror I would always think how I was born in the wrong body. For me, becoming a woman was as if my soul embraced my body. Now I feel liberated … I am privileged to have lived the life of both, a man and woman.”

How did people react to your journey of transformation

The same people who would mock me when I was a guy, now see my transformation and ask me out on a date.

 

This is not an easy journey and anyone embarking on it must be mentally, physically, financially and emotionally prepared for the outcome.

 

What about your family’s reaction

Emotional support is very important. The journey is not easy, your family might not accept you initially, but then you must make it happen.

The more of a woman I was becoming (in terms of looks), the more I realized that I looked a lot like my mum. So when my father refused to accept my transformation, I asked him that I am the reincarnation of your lost wife, would you still throw me out.

Tell us about a memorable moment of your transformation

When my dad saw me as a girl for the first time, and accepted me and encouraged me thereon. That was a memorable moment of my life.

How did you embark on this transforming journey

I started my journey by doing a lot of research and background work. This is not an easy journey and anyone embarking on it must be mentally, physically, financially and emotionally prepared for the outcome. For that, you must visit a good psychologist and psychiatrist, proper doctors, get the right medicines, etc. it is not only expensive but also life-threatening.

There will be times when you will have features of both the gender so it would be difficult to go out of home. So, you need to be clear about why are you undergoing this transformation. Some people are cross-dressers, some have Gender dysphoria, some are bipolar, etc. there are various things that you need to understand and clarify about yourself before taking this big life-changing step, as there is no turning back. There is a lot of pain involved.

What do you aim to achieve through this crown

This crown is my responsibility. I am working on workplace equality and employment for transgenders. Let’s educate our society and make people aware that transgender is another anatomy of our biological section. We are born in this country with equal rights like everyone else so why do we need to fight so hard to earn a decent living. We need policies to safeguard our lives. I want to help my trans-sisters as much as possible. I am very happy that the government has given each of us the right to choose our gender on the aadhar card.

“Sex is what genitals you have and gender is what you have in your mind.” – Nitasha Biswas

 We are looking forward to read

Nitasha- the voice of many- by Alka Vasudeva, a book based on her life. And we also wish her all the best for her international pageant.

 


 

On account of International Women’s Day 2018, we went around the streets of Kolkata asking people about the most special woman in their lives. Here’s what they had to say.

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