Nov 17, 2022, 4:30 pm6:30 pm



Event Description

Vellai Mozhi - Frankly Speaking: An Indian Trans Woman’s Life Journey

Vellai Mozhi - Frankly Speaking, is a powerful first-person account of a hijra-thirunangai-transfeminine life in southern India. A. Revathi enacts her life as a Tamil trans woman, stringing stories about finding community, navigating family relationships, encountering violence, building solidarities, finding and losing love, and discovering the joys of writing and performing. The performance will be in Tamil with English subtitles and live commentary. 

The event is open to all. Registration required
Light snacks will be served at 4:15 pm.

A. Revathi is a trans woman activist, performer, and writer from southern India.

Directed by A. Mangai

Translation & Moderation: Aniruddhan Vasudevan, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Society of Fellows

This is the inaugural event for the Power, Inequality, Dissent series led by Prof. Divya Cherian (History) and Dr. Harini Kumar (History/CGI).

Co-sponsored by the Program in South Asian Studies, the Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.