New Delhi: On September 10, CitySpidey did a live conversation with Dimple Mithilesh Chaudhary. She is a queer activist, photographer, and biker who identifies herself as gay and came out at the age of 20.
In a talk with CitySpidey, Chaudhary shared, “I identified as a normal person and I am not different. However, society identified me as a different person but they are wrong. I am human just like them and from being a queer, it doesn’t mean that I am a different person. I love myself and I want to share with everyone that first learn to love yourself, which is very important.”
Chaudhary is a motivational speaker as well, she said, “As a motivational speaker and a queer activist, many people message me personally asking some weird questions, like how I will survive without this person or how I will try to stop my friend from doing this. I will suggest that we have to learn how to love ourselves. ”
She added, “Most of the people said they will commit suicide if someone will not accept them. I suggest just give time to yourself and to others. Everyone will accept you with time and before telling anyone about how you feel, first, be independent and earn something because no one knows what the future is? Coming out is one of the most important moments of the lives of anyone who is a queer.”
On her journey as a photographer, she told, “I started doing photography, and one day, I got an opportunity from Amsterdam and World Trade Centre. They wanted to do an exhibition of my photographs and my journey escalated after that. I also got opportunities from Australia, Dubai, and Delhi also.”
On her bike journey, she said, “From the last five years, I am a biker and exploring myself. I have a bike with the name Commando and I love to buy Royal Enfield’s Himalayan and Royal Enfield Classic.”
Dimple concluded, “I would suggest you take your time to come out in front of your family and your friends. You can use social media to cheer yourself up, there are so many speakers to listen to, people have shared their stories. Make sure you come out when you feel you're ready.”