ruaimaa | ইমা (they/them)

Being Queer and south asian means that there are so many challenges and restrictions when it comes to self-expression and especially gender expression. However, breaking the mold and being unapologetically myself means that I am able to be liberated even within my cultural identity. Being quite the opposite of what we are expected and asked to be, caused heartache for me for the majority of my life. I couldn’t be more proud of being a key example of how empowering walking in your truth can be.