My childhood was full of trolls, bullying: Tasnuva
Published: 04:01 PM, 8 March 2021 Updated: 05:38 PM, 8 March 2021
Tasnuva Annan Shishir
For the first time in the country, a transgender named Tasnuva Annan Shishir has been appointed as a news anchor. This year, on the golden jubilee of Independence, she was seen presenting news for the first time on the screen of the private television channel Boishakhi TV on International Women’s Day.
At the beginning of the news reading, she said, “Today is a special day for the country’s media Boishakhi TV and for me to touch a milestone. As one of the first transgender women in the country, I appeared in front of the audience as a professional news anchor on television.”
Tasnuva expects everyone’s love for Boishakhi TV to create a history that breaks the stalemate forever.
Tasnuva said identity should not be imposed on anyone. “Whether I will introduce myself as a boy or a girl - I should have that freedom,” she said.
She achieved this freedom, but had to fight for this alone since childhood, she mentioned.
“My childhood was devastated. All my life I have been a victim of human trolls and bullying. So I never want to go back,” Tasnuva said.
Besides Tasnuva, another transgender named Nusrat Mou has got the opportunity to act in the Boishakhi TV drama. She will be seen in a play titled ‘Chapabaj’ which will be aired tonight.