Trans Day of Visibility 2021
Sameera (she/they) is an intensive care doctor who moved from India to London at the peak of the covid crisis. She works in an ICU, on the NHS front line, saving covid patients.
We met outside the hospital on a cold winter morning after her shift; I remember I brought her a chocolate bar hoping it would help with the fatigue.
Despite being exhausted after a 12h night shift, she was so sweet, patiently posing while I struggled to keep my camera still in the strong wind. That morning we talked about our respective lives.
I am very impressed by her background in India. As an experienced Doctor, she worked in significant epidemics crisis in the past. - "But nothing like this one". She is also a trans activist who fought for trans healthcare and education in India.
On Trans Day of Visibility, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of the trans community but, most importantly, the courage trans people have to keep fighting for acceptance and their rights.
Although the media heighten visibility and representation for the trans community, trans people are still suffering from a disproportional amount of discrimination, aggression and murders (trans women of colour being the most affected ones). Governments worldwide - including "first world" countries in Europe or the USA - keep voting transphobic bills to erase trans lives. Yet here is Sameera, a transgender non-binary person of colour working in the front line of the covid crisis saving lives. She saves everyone lives, even the lives of transphobic, racists and sexists.
Trans people are heroes.
Poster design by Camille Aboudaram. Check her website.
Poster design Camille Aboudaram
Poster design Camille Aboudaram
Installation seen in London, 2021
Installation seen in London, 2021
Installation seen in London, 2021
Installation seen in London, 2021
Installation seen in London, 2021
Installation seen in London, 2021
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