The social media initiative, The Kindry by Richa Chadha endorses the love and kindliness in the people of the non-binary spectrum, who usually remains forsaken by the majority of people in society. The initiative aims to create awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and establish a plane of love, equality, acceptance, dignity, and educating the history of pride.
Richa takes some stories to feature like Kushal Roy, a psychotherapist from Kolkata giving free counseling, Uzair, Junaid, and Khushi Mir, the youngs from Kashmir proving foods for trans at their place, Dr. Aqsa Shaikh who happens to be the first transgender woman to run vaccination center, they all inspiring with their struggle, hard work, compassion and fulfilling responsibility to the society. Even Richa does live sessions every day to let people know about real-life heroes. The interactions consist of songs of blooming musicians for the community to pride.
Speaking to ETimes, Richa shares, “LGBTQ+ Pride month in India this year has gone virtual because of the global pandemic. On The Kindry, we’re very happy to celebrate the same by covering stories of heroes among the community who are helping one another out during these apocalyptic times. Their stories are not only moving but also filled with love and empathy”.
Moreover, she continues, “Last week, a queer collee student from Delhi shared his coming out story. My co-founder Krishan Jagota and I received several DMs from our followers talking about how they also felt braver to come out after watching our live session. Kindness is the need of the hour and during this time. We’re all in need of love and hope as we are still struggling to cope with losses due to the pandemic. With the help of artists we hope to bring some virtual cheer to the lives of our everyday heroes as well.”