Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life by Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life by Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Red Lipstick: The Men in My Life is an autobiographical work written by transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi. It is written in first person, essentially tracing her life from a traumatic and disconcerting early life to a secure and empowering adulthood.

The book is written in sections, each of which focuses on a different person or aspect of Laxmi’s life. There’s a section called “Raju’s Monologue,” for instance, which refers to Laxmi’s character at home, her early life name Raju. In striking comparison, “Prince Manvendra’s Monologue: Laxmi,  ……. continue reading

To read more articles, opinions, book reviews and movie review around queerness and India, download As You Are Android app or login to WE Community