KP’s first transgender person with MPhil degree wishes to stop dancing but society won’t let her

The first transgender person of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with an MPhil degree has said that she would leave her role of a dancer as soon as she manages to secure a dignified job. Chocolate, who hails from Charsadda has an MPhil degree in finance and accounting. Chocolate says that ‘dancing’ is not her profession by preference, but because there’s no other alternative.

“The reason for my profession is either there is no job for me and, even if I manage to find one, it is difficult to retain it due to the narrow-mindedness of the society. I feel a sense of fear whenever if I got to a hospital, police department or anywhere else,” she said in an interview.

She revealed that an officer at a local government department asked her to be friends with him if she wanted the job, after she aced the interview. “I had to then [leave the job and] focus on higher education instead.” She narrated how she was sacked at another job when the employer found out that she was a transgender.

She wished to be successful in the CSS exam and become an officer, saying “no one will be able to bully or harass me if I become an officer. And, I will be able to serve my community too.”

Source: Naya Daur