Part 3 of IN THE DRAFTS
this piece really hit home for me. As a trans, genderqueer Bengali, I identified a lot with the idea of being Punjabi over Indian. That's how I feel about being Bengali!
And the depiction of hyper masculinity in almost everything desi is something that has alienated me from my roots and my community for so long, and I'm glad that someone else recognizes that. The feminine is divine and how do we bring that to more desi queer representation is a fight I'm so glad to be embarking on and I'm glad I'm not alone in that fight!