The reality of the lives of Trans men in Manipur is indeed complex. "Many of us continue to live extremely hard lives and some even worse despite the presence of a community", says Laishram Sopin.
My stylist told me later how my boss would force him to get short clothes for me. He threatened him that he will be chucked out of his job if he did not get revealing clothes for me.
The incident that took place in IIT Kanpur was not regarding some drunken fight for slots or cheating, rather it was regarding something as basic as women's safety.
There is a wide spectrum of behaviours that manifests from the belief that men and masculinity are superior to women and femininity.
As a trans man, I had felt a constant discomfort with my body during my entire childhood as I faced discrimination at both my home and school.
If I do decide to come out and talk about my rapist publicly, remember this is not an 8-year-old trauma, but 8 years of trauma.
When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
Not only did I accept my stuttering, I also tried to win it over, making it acceptable for others to stutter too.
Homelessness has been an interesting experience so far. When I left my apartment last year in September I was not sad at all.
Once I moved away from home, my independent lifestyle gave me confidence and helped me grow as a person and as a feminist.