Gauri Sawant

Gauri Sawant

Gauri Sawant is the trans-activist. She was born and raised in a conservative family in Pune. At a very early age of 9, Gauri realised that she is different from others. After growing up with the discrimination of family and society, she decided not to be deterred by her social status. She became a mother to her late friend’s daughter Gayatri to save her from being trafficked to a brothel. But after her entire struggle she proudly says that “A mother is a mother. There isn’t any assigned gender to be one”.

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