She was bullied,
She was forced to drop out from her school,
She was forced to beg for a living,
But after all these things, Joyita Mondal made her presence clear to the world by becoming the first transgender judge at the Islampur National Lok Adalat. Her struggle is real and very inspirational; she had to learn from life, that this society has always treated those people with cruelties, which are different from them.
According to Joyita, she doesn’t feel bad for being bullied by the society for her being different. Those days were just encouraging her to prove the society that people like her also can be worthy and better than many of the people who judge a book only by its cover.
Born as ‘Joyonto’ in a traditional and conservative Hindu family in West Bengal, she suffered a lot of psychological pain. Her schoolmates’ verbal torture forced Joyita to leave her school. Then she came to Islampur in Uttar Dinajpur, where she later on for over the last seven years built an organisation called ‘Dinajpur Notun Alo’ (Dinajpur New Light). This was intended to help those transgender people like her who face daily challenges in life. This organisation has worked with over 2,200 trans-genders in the region. Her life experiences teach her not only work for her community, also for anyone and everyone who are suffering from a social dilemma.
Even after being forced to leave her education, she completed her studies through correspondence and got a degree in Law. Despite the fact that she is now a well-known person nowadays, her memory from when she used to spend night time at a bus stand in 2010 ‘cause hotels did not allow her, sours her memory.
In her words “people almost treated me as an untouchable and even passed abusive comments”
But after almost 10 years of facing all the horrid troubles in her way of life, she was appointed as the Judge of National Lok Adalat (people’s court) in July, which is placed just a few miles away from the bust stand where she used to stay her nights.
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This true life story is a solid proves that no matter what trouble or barriers you face in life, if Joyita Mondal can do it then you can definitely achieve your goals too. You just have to have enough courage and mental strength to beat all the challenges that life throws at you, like she did.