Jisha Surya

Jisha Surya is an independent journalist based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Anuradha Govindan, a trans woman, underwent sex reassignment surgery at a private clinic in Kerala. Trans persons in the state struggle to access affordable and gender affirmative healthcare in the state. Photo credit: Anuradha Govindan

How Kerala is A Long Way Off In Gender Affirmative Healthcare For Trans Persons

Thiruvananthapuram: Anuradha Govindan of Kannur, 38, waited for thirty years to embrace her identity as a transwoman. Before she was able to live the life she …

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Lathika Subhash, the former president of Kerala Mahila Congress shaved her head in a public protest against inadequate tickets to women candidates by the Indian National Congress/ credit: Manorama Online

Long In The Backseat In Kerala Politics, Women Now Claim Their Space

Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala’s first Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) was a woman. Rosamma Punnoose, 44 years-old when Kerala elected its first post-Independence legislative assembly in 1957, was elected …

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