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Kalki, an Indian Transgender artist seeks crowdfunding for a cause

Sep 03, 2016

Kalki primarily aims at representing different perspectives as well as the discrimination faced by the transgender community in society.

Bangalore: Kalki Subramaniam, India’s most celebrated transgender activist and artist will showcase her exclusive collection of paintings that are available on FuelAdream.com to raise funds of INR 2,00,000 for underprivileged transgenders.

Fueladream.com – the Bengaluru based crowdfunding platform curates and presents unique ideas and causes of this kind. Besides just funding this project, the funders also have an option of owning the paintings through the platform.

Ranganath Thota, Founder and CEO Fueladream.com said, “We are proud to support Kalki’s initiative on our platform. This will be a pathbreaking campaign as it highlights the need for aid and assistance to the transgender community and is all about raising funds in a unique manner – through the medium of art!

Kalki says, “Art is something that transports us into different realities and inspires people. Through my art I want to bring about a change in the lives of transgenders. I believe that only education can bring about this change and make a difference. My collection on FuelADream.com aims at raising funds for 4 transgenders- who come from extremely poor backgrounds and some of them have been rescued from sex trafficking. My vision is to reach out to the right audience and Fuel A Dream is an ideal platform to put out this social cause to the society.”

Kalki uses a lot of colours in order to project intensity and depth in her paintings. She primarily aims at representing different perspectives as well as the discrimination faced by the transgender community in society. Through her paintings, she reflects upon her journey as a transgender and various emotions of happiness, pain and anguish felt by the community.

Campaign Details-

Kalki is taking a big step towards changing the lives of these transgenders. 60% of the funds raised will go to the betterment of the following four transgenders who need aid.

Lalitha Anburaj from Tuticorin - Lalitha, a transgender who comes from a poor economic background is now pursuing a nursing course and requires financial aid .Her late father was visually impaired and left them with no savings.

Mythreyi from Madurai - Mythreyi was a victim of sex trafficking & had to quit her education. She was rescued from trafficking & now wants to complete her schooling & pursue higher studies.

Kotravai Natchiar from Madurai - Kotravai was rescued along with Mythreyi from sex trafficking. She has completed her 12th grade and wishes to pursue law.

Anu from Mangalore - Anu is a graduate who was rejected by her family because of her gender crisis. She does not want to succumb to begging and sex work. She needs financial support to complete her Master's degree and make a career.

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