Something To Celebrate.

(Human Rights)

A visual essay about Monica Shahi, the first transgender person in Nepal to receive a passport that recognizes her gender identity as unconnected to her biological sex. 


Role: Concept, producer, writer

Photographer: GMB Akash

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"It is something to celebrate … my passport now reflects my present identity and this document will help me explain my gender expression.” She continues, “I had three aims in my personal life: First to get my citizenship according to my gender identity; secondly to get a passport; and, lastly to marry a man I am in love with. I have achieved the first two goals, I still have the last goal to pursue.”

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