we do not focus on our personal needs, and instead care for our families and our communities unconditionally. We focus so much on our societal image, that topics such as mental health, disability, sex, and financial problems are swept under the rug and are never talked about.
No matter where you are; a conservative family space or an LGBT community space, the fitting in and conformity can be there. But does this constant lying, adjustments, and conformity regarding our sexual or gender identity affect our relationship with ourselves and the world as we know it?
Nicola won the award for a feature story that was published in Gaylaxy in August 2015. The feature, titled 'Life With a Transman in an Earthquake Relief Camp, Kathmandu' follows Badri Pun, a Nepalese transman and the hardships he and others have to face due to te Earthquake that brought devastation in Nepal