Celebrity fashion designer Swapnil Shinde comes out as transwoman 'Saisha'

Celebrity fashion designer Swapnil Shinde has come out as transwoman Saisha. The fashion maverick has dressed scores of B-town celebs like Kiara Advani, Anushka Sharma, Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Janhvi Kapoor among others.

Saisha penned down a heartfelt post on Instagram revealing their transformation.

“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 6 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.”

Check out some of Saisha’s best creations for B-town below.

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