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Fashion designer Swapnil Shinde is now Saisha, comes out as transwoman

Fashion designer Swapnil Shinde took to his social media handle and introduced himself as Saisha Shinde as he came out as a transwoman.

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Fashion designer Swapnil Shinde best known for dressing A-list Bollywood actors Bhumi Pednekar, Anushka Sharma, Taapsee Pannu, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone, and many others. On Tuesday, the designer came out as a transwoman and introduced himself as Saisha Shinde on social media handle.

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In an Instagram post, the fashion designer in a long post wrote as: “Irrespective of your origin, there will always be something that reminds you of your childhood. For me, it takes me back to the kind of loneliness that aches, to pressures that pushed me into solitude and the chaos of confusion that grew every moment. 

All through school and college, while the boys outside tormented me because I was different, the internal pain was far worse. I felt suffocated living a reality that I knew wasn’t mine, yet one that I had to stage every day because of societal expectations and norms. It was only in my early 20s at NIFT where I found the courage to accept my truth; I truly bloomed.

I spent the next few years believing that I was attracted to men because I was gay, but it was only six years ago that I finally accepted to myself, and today that I accept to you. I’m not a gay man. I am a Transwoman,” she concluded.

She captioned the post as: “Here we go 2021. P.s : Saisha means a meaningful life and I plan to make mine an exceptionally meaningful one .”

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Many B-town celebs like Shruti Hassan, Sikander Kher, Esha Gupta, Aditi Rao Hydari, Parineeti Chopra, and others poured a lot of love on Saisha’s post.

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