The Doctor Inspiring A Generation
Dr Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is one of Karnataka's first transwoman doctors and works at Kasturba Medical Hospital, Manipal. She is a fierce champion of LGBTQIA rights and uses her social media platforms to inform and educate people about homophobia, sexuality and trans rights. A few years ago, she started a YouTube channel, called The Trinetra Method, to document her transition after her sex reassignment surgery. She has actively spoken up about the harassment and bullying she faces on a regular basis as a transwoman in India, and her fierce and outspoken nature has amassed her a following of nearly 160k followers.
Dr Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju's 2020 Power Move
The year 2020 also saw Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju emerge as Karnataka’s first trans-woman doctor. Dr. Gummaraju completed her medical degree and took to Instagram to share the news in a powerful post. She recalled a number of transphobic slurs she'd been called her entire lifetime, and wrote, "This day forward, it's Doctor." She continues to educate and inspire people through her art and activism on social media.
She continues to shatter stereotypes, drawing from her own experiences to discuss topics still considered taboo. The TED speaker and activist has been consistent in raising awareness through her YouTube channel and her Instagram, where she goes by ‘@indoctrination’. She also appeared on several episodes of Netflix's YouTube show, Behensplaining.
The POPxo Power Women List is an annual list that celebrates incredible Indian women from diverse domains who make power moves that have a real impact. With The POPxo Power Women List 2020, we celebrate 15 phenomenal women. To see the entire list, click here.