• Kami Sid was part of a photo shoot in association with stylist Waqar J Khan and make-up artist Nighat Misbah recently, and she looked no less than a beautiful goddess as she posed for photographer Haseeb M Siddiqi
    Kami Sid was part of a photo shoot in association with stylist Waqar J Khan and make-up artist Nighat Misbah recently, and she looked no less than a beautiful goddess as she posed for photographer Haseeb M Siddiqi
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Kami Sid, the transgender model fights for equal rights for the transgender community against a high level of intolerance that the community faces in the society.
    Kami Sid, the transgender model fights for equal rights for the transgender community against a high level of intolerance that the community faces in the society.
  • Sid is as a transgender woman and believes ‘she’ describes her the best. She is popularly regarded as the next Laxmi Narain Tripathi, the veteran trans rights activist in India.
    Sid is as a transgender woman and believes ‘she’ describes her the best. She is popularly regarded as the next Laxmi Narain Tripathi, the veteran trans rights activist in India.
  • The shoot that Sid was reportedly aimed at breaking stereotypes and fighting stigma. All the photos were shared by stylist Waqar J Khan on his Instagram account.
    The shoot that Sid was reportedly aimed at breaking stereotypes and fighting stigma. All the photos were shared by stylist Waqar J Khan on his Instagram account.
  • Sid’s visibility as a transgender model is vital to challenging the violence and stigma the transgender community faces on a daily basis in Pakistan. It’s a powerful act of normalizing transgender identity.
    Sid’s visibility as a transgender model is vital to challenging the violence and stigma the transgender community faces on a daily basis in Pakistan. It’s a powerful act of normalizing transgender identity.
  • The photoshoot is dedicated to fighting against transphobia in Pakistan. 
    The photoshoot is dedicated to fighting against transphobia in Pakistan. 
  • Sid’s visibility as a transgender model is vital to challenging the violence and stigma the transgender community faces on a daily basis in Pakistan. It’s a powerful act of normalizing transgender identity.
    Sid’s visibility as a transgender model is vital to challenging the violence and stigma the transgender community faces on a daily basis in Pakistan. It’s a powerful act of normalizing transgender identity.
  • In Pakistan over a million and a half transgender people are residing and in the localized language, they are titled as Khwaja-sira, Kinnar, Badzaat or Hijra. History teaches that these Khawaja-siras were regarded as protectors of royal harems, tutors of art and music, considered as caretakers, and protectors of the heritage.
    In Pakistan over a million and a half transgender people are residing and in the localized language, they are titled as Khwaja-sira, Kinnar, Badzaat or Hijra. History teaches that these Khawaja-siras were regarded as protectors of royal harems, tutors of art and music, considered as caretakers, and protectors of the heritage.
  • Being the face of this fashion campaign Kami said, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, if I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”.
    Being the face of this fashion campaign Kami said, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, if I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”.
  • This campaign absolutely defines that talent has no sexuality. 
    This campaign absolutely defines that talent has no sexuality. 
  • The man behind this encouraging campaign Waqar J Khan shared, “The entire Idea of taking a transgender as a fashion model was to acknowledge a transgender as ordinary individuals, to give them their rights and tell everybody transgender life matters. Furthermore, working in the fashion industry I feel it’s our social obligation to make the masses comprehend their acknowledgment”. 
    The man behind this encouraging campaign Waqar J Khan shared, “The entire Idea of taking a transgender as a fashion model was to acknowledge a transgender as ordinary individuals, to give them their rights and tell everybody transgender life matters. Furthermore, working in the fashion industry I feel it’s our social obligation to make the masses comprehend their acknowledgment”. 
  • Talking about his entry and the moment Kami says “When Waqar, who is also a friend of mine, approached me to do the shoot, I was totally on board but unsure about how it would do. I just feel it’s a great platform and opportunity for me to not only explore my talents but also represent the transgender community with dignity in front of mainstream society.”
    Talking about his entry and the moment Kami says “When Waqar, who is also a friend of mine, approached me to do the shoot, I was totally on board but unsure about how it would do. I just feel it’s a great platform and opportunity for me to not only explore my talents but also represent the transgender community with dignity in front of mainstream society.”
  • Transgender community has remained backstage for too long, doing makeup or other errands.
    Transgender community has remained backstage for too long, doing makeup or other errands.
  • Although Kami shares that her family was not too encouraging about her becoming part of the entertainment industry, she felt that it was the next natural necessary step.
    Although Kami shares that her family was not too encouraging about her becoming part of the entertainment industry, she felt that it was the next natural necessary step.
  • Kami is a famous trans activist and has spoken at several events. She had been interviewed many times, and was also a part of a BBC documentary.
    Kami is a famous trans activist and has spoken at several events. She had been interviewed many times, and was also a part of a BBC documentary.
  • Kami seemed to have picked up the gauntlet and dedicated her stunning photo session to ending phobia and misunderstanding regarding transgender people.
    Kami seemed to have picked up the gauntlet and dedicated her stunning photo session to ending phobia and misunderstanding regarding transgender people.

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