Being Revathi

The audience waits for the Tamil one-act play Vellai Mozhi by transgender activist and writer, A Revathi. Revathi recalls her younger days when she always wanted to wear a sari even when she was a boy. The play began after transgender activist Kalki Subramaniam gave a brief introduction to Revathi and how she herself was strongly influenced by her. So when my guru in the community asked me to change my name, I changed it from Doraiswamy to Revathi.”Her guru was her biggest influence, says Revathi. “Vanakkam,” greets Revathi clad in a red sari and gold jewellery.

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