Grace Banu: A Dalit-Trans technologist fights for a better world

What is it to be Dalit, trans, and still persist in STEM? Grace Banu, a technologist and a fierce activist, talks about the same as she takes us through her life in this comix.
By and | Published on Oct 2, 2020

It’s vital to realise that the narrative of gender-based discrimination in the sciences has been limited to cis-women in science. This post is part of a series of posts (we call this the ‘transgender persons in science mini-series’) that hopes to dismantle the invisibilisation that transgender persons in science go through.

The second in the series features Grace Banu, a Dalit and transgender technologist. The conversation between Grace and’s Sayantan Datta is brought to life by Siddhesh Gautam’s illustrations.

About the author(s)
Sayantan Datta
Sayantan Datta

Sayantan (they/them) is a queer-trans science writer, journalist and communicator.

Siddhesh Gautam

Siddhesh is an illustrator