EP-2 Maya Sharma
Maya Sharma is a feminist, lesbian and activist who has been passionately involved in the Indian women’s movement. She ha has co-written Women’s Labour Rights, a book on single women’s lives. She is currently working with Vikalp Women’s Group, a grassroots organization in Baroda, Gujarat, that works with tribal women and transgender people. She got involved in the movements quite late – in her forties! While doing research for her book Loving Women: Being Lesbian in Unprivileged India, she noticed that women were very isolated and alone in far-flung areas, and saw the need to write about them and bring them together. That was one of the reasons why she joined Vikalp; because it was very willing to take up this issue, unlike several other organisations
This is a podcast that will address all the topics and issues related to the LGBTQ community from the social, legal, medical, emotional and individual perspective . It will feature personalities that have stood ... for LGBTQ rights and the aim is to educate and raise awareness around the community . Hosted by Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil (First Gay Prince of India) who went against all odds . He chose the right to live an honest life against all pressures of his royal lineage , tradition , social pressure and rejection from all fronts. He was featured twice in the International talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. He has been very courageous in coming out as the first gay prince of India and are an icon and inspiration to many across the globe for having made your choices come what may. A podcast where he talks to eminent personalities from all walks of life who are from the community and stories of ordinary people as well who have dealt with this unnecessary stigma.