Shreya, 26.
At the age of four, Shreya began to mimic the classical female dancers on television. Her mother agreed to enroll her in dance classes. As a dancer she dressed as a boy until she was nine, then switched to girls' costumes. At twenty-one she realized that she could fulfill her dream of becoming a woman and had her first operation. She felt that she was in the right place for the first time in her life. In order to earn money for further surgeries she became an escort. When Shreya returns to visit her family in their small village she has to wear a burqa, even though they are not Muslim. Her mother does not want any of the neighbors to recognize her.