Anonnya Banik, Dhaka

Anonnya is a transgender activist, spearheading a movement for transgender and Hijra rights in Bangladesh. As a dancer they have performed extensively both nationally, and internationally using art as a medium to communicate ideas and to heal the wounds inflicted by a society that is both indifferent and oppressive.

Anonnya feels that civil society restricts gender to a binary, resulting in the overlooking of violence against transgender people, and a lack of narrative based on their suffering.  Anonnya aims to create a dance performance drawing from the narratives of pain and discrimination faced by the transgender and Hijra community of South Asia in living their daily lives.


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