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Sintu, like many transgender individuals, relies on street economies such as dancing for survival. Traveling all across Kolkata, she spends a large portion of her life on public transportation. Buses and trains across India are divided by gender with painted signs. There is only standing room on this bus, but she always sits in the "Gentlemen's" section. Image by Siyona Ravi. India, 2017.

Sintu, like many transgender individuals, relies on street economies such as dancing for survival. Traveling all across Kolkata, she spends a large portion of her life on public transportation. Buses and trains across India are divided by gender with painted signs. There is only standing room on this bus, but she always sits in the "Gentlemen's" section. Image by Siyona Ravi. India, 2017.