Kashmiri Trans Community Faces Abject Poverty Under Double Lockdown
Trans people were already struggling financially since the valley shut down in August 2019; the pandemic lockdown has only marginalized them further.
Hirra Azmat is a Kashmir based journalist who writes extensively on health, environment and gender based issues. A fellow with Thomson Reuters Foundation, she has written for numerous publications like The Wire, 101 reporters of India, Tehelka Magazine, First Post, IANS, Dhainik Bhaskar, The Kashmir Monitor and several local magazines. She is also interested in travel writing, profile writing, personal essays and anything that provokes, inspires and transforms. You can find her at @AzmatHirra on Twitter, and @hirraazmat on Instagram.