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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi: I don’t care about the world


New Delhi : When it comes to gender-fluidity, embodying it and living with it every moment in a society whose structures reinforce gender duality can be really tough, but for transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, ignorance is bliss.

When asked how supportive her journey after “coming out” was, the activist, who recently walked the ramp for jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal along with actress Mandira Bedi at the sixth edition of India Runway Week 2016, said, “I don’t care about the world.”

She added, “Tomorrow if I don’t have food in my house, the society is not going to come and help me. Decision taken at that junction of time was right so today also I stand with my decision.”

With his ‘Coeur Collection,’ Akassh showcased assortment of Indian era of grandeur, splendor and preciousness of jewellery vanity. The collection is a versatility to be worn on ethnic as well with Indo-western. The collection resonates with the symbolism by using fine techniques in filigree motif, stamped light weight metal sheet work, embossed 3D and vibrant metallic.

According to Akassh, “The collections come with a social message of gender equality and sensitisation. It refers to the modification of behavior by raising awareness of gender equality concerns.”

He added, “In a male-dominated society such as India, females and LGBTs are facing their social and personal issues. I want to bring the gender equality message through my collection.” (ANI)

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