Keywords : Identity Trans feminism
Third Gender Identity Acceptance And Attitudes Of The Society: A Trans Feminist Reading Of I Am Vidya: A Transgender‟s Journey.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1231-1234
Identity is something that defines a person and gender is one aspect of it. Nature has bestowed all the living beings with gender binaries, be it an animal, bird or human beings. Later the concept of gender is redefined with the advent of third gender; The ones who are trapped in the body of the opposite gender. This study throws light on such a third gender woman and her traumatic experiences in the journey as a transwoman, her identity rooting and the problems from the public, acceptance issues and crises; Living Smile Vidya. Through her autobiographical narrative, her problems and identity issues are read in a trans feminist perspective. Thus, this study will be an awareness and appeal to the society on accepting the third gender, trans women, on par with women. They too have their rights to be a part and parcel of the society as they are just “trapped in the male’s body.”