Pakistan’s first transgender model makes debut with stunning photoshoot

By Life & Style Desk for The Express Tribune

Social activist, Kami Sid, who is known for working endlessly for Pakistan’s transgender community has made her debut in the fashion world.

A powerful photo shoot featuring Sid is dedicated to end the transphobia, present at large in the country, and to break the stereotypes attached to it.

Photo: Buzzfeed/Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqui Photo: Buzzfeed/Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqui.

Photo: Buzzfeed/ Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqi Photo: Buzzfeed/Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqui.

Photographed by Haseeb M. Siddiqi, and make up by Nighat Misbah, the two collaborated with Karachi based stylist, Waqar J. Khan to give Kami the powerful look.

Photo: Buzzfeed/ Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqi Photo: Buzzfeed/Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqui.

Pakistan is a country that is witness to transgender violence, as many incidents were reported in the current year against the community.

Photo: Buzzfeed/ Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqi Photo: Buzzfeed/Muhammad Haseeb Siddiqui.

Kami Sid believes in an end to the violence and phobia of Transgender Community, diminishing the limits set for them in the country.

She was earlier featured in a documentary filmed by BBC, How Gay is Pakistan, and has become known for being vocal about trans gender rights, and is a well known activist for LGBT.

In May, a 23-year-old Alisha was gunned down and was denied treatment at the hospital which later led to her death. This incident sparked outrage in various areas of the country. Adding to the list of incidents, many videos about violence on the transgender community have been circling around the internet.

In the past year, over 45 transgenders have been killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone.


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