Every month for our WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST #WATWB we share a story of kindness and good news, filled with goodness and gratitude. Today another story of about a different wall of kindness than the one I shared about. That was about donating clothes to the needy, this one is about giving opportunities to the transgender and the poor schools around. A facelift to them.
Kalki Subramaniam one of those lucky people who was accepted by her family despite being a transgender. Today, she is a painter, actor, writer, activist, orator and the founder of Sahodari Foundation working for the welfare of the transgender community since 2007. Wall of kindness aims at wiping out gender prejudice. As part of her project, the activist along with five other members of Sahodari Foundation and a few differently-abled persons are giving a facelift to less fortunate schools in Kerala.
Usually, the transgender community is stereotyped and perceived as the ‘other’. By contributing to this project, the participants get a sense of accomplishment. Sahodari Foundation is inviting University students to join the Wall of Kindness. Some international artists (art students from universities abroad) have expressed their interest in joining Kalki’s project. Know more here…
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