Defying Odds and Breaking Stereotypes

Tons of writers, tons of words. thousands of claims, thousands of blames. Transgenders have been our topic for last few years. But, this is not just another blog demanding equal rights for the deservers but today we want to encourage all the oppressed individuals out there with an inspiring story of Marvia. A video interview with her participation can be viewed here.

Owned the ramp, ruling the desk: Marvia Malik is surely one fashionable lady out there

souce: womensownpk


Yes, lady! How can you steal the label of ‘lady’ from an individual who’s portraying herself as one? Her style, her grace and the way she’s carrying that eastern attire speak the style in her.

Marvia Malik is a journalism graduate who has also worked as a model but is now anchoring in a Pakistani news channel, Koh-e-Noor.
 
After three months of training, Marvia was offered the job as a news anchor by the news channel.

source: dailytoppop

 


In an interview, Marvia Malik told that this (news anchor job) was a climb on the first stair of achieving her dream.

Let’s be honest, we all know the treatment served to the transgender community of Pakistan isn’t worth appreciating. We, the society, force them into prostitution, dancing and begging because we didn’t give the number of rights or dignity, they deserved.

source: morungexpress


Like other trans people, I did not get any support from my family.On my own, I did some menial jobs and continued my studies. I had always wanted to be a news anchor, and my dream came true when I got selected,” she said

Luckily, Pakistan is growing out of this mentality from last few years and a proof of it is seen in the face of Marvia and her career.


No shiny and glittery dresses, no overdone makeup and no overwhelming heels: Marvia’s fashion is top notch

source: vice news


Transgender or “Khawaja sira” is referred as “hijra”, which is nothing but a derogatory mark. And we’ve not only accepted this term but we have accepted the individuals as the ‘shiny overwhelming creature’.
Whenever someone uses this term, hijra, our minds pictures a person who had bathed in glitter and shimmery and expects them to act as happy as possible, even when they are begging.

But, Marvia didn’t choose to dress up the way expected, she didn’t choose the non-fashionable way, she didn’t go for the glittery world. Instead, she chose the stylish way. Seeing her style, we may need a few fashion tips from Marvia!

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Like every other decent Pakistani lady, Marvia portrays herself in the most dignified way possible. And trust me, with this confidence and style, nobody can label her with that derogatory label.

Great people exist in Pakistan, and they exist in the majority: Kudos to Junaid Ansari, owner of the TV station.

Marvia was selected on merit but a little push-back was seen by the selection team of Koh-e-Noor when they realized that they have a transgender among the auditioners. 

The response from the team didn’t stop Junaid Ansari from doing the right thing.


“They are human beings, too, and they should be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. I purely made the decision on the basis of treating all humans equally.The thought of challenging the social norms or breaking taboos did not even come to my mind,” Ansari said in an interview.

What an inspiration! It’s a pleasure seeing social issues in Pakistan such as transgender rights in Pakistan being raised in Pakistan.