My name is Kalman Vereshazi, and I'm a trans*masculine person
. I use the pronouns he/him
. I work with Semitic languages and manage the trans*initiative in Kharkiv.
I moved to Kharkiv from St. Petersburg 6 years ago.
Along with coordinating the initiative, I am also involved in freelance work, doing translations. I translate from modern, Biblical, Aramaic, Mishnah Hebrew, and a little from Arabic. I studied at the St. Petersburg Institute
of Jewish Studies.
At first, I was giving lectures in the "Sphere". I liked it, and I thought about how I could keep doing it. Luckily,
I found the grant program, I applied, and six months ago, the Trans*illumination
Now I'm finally doing what I like. For now, it isn't easy
to gather people and convince the community that exciting events can be held not only in the capital,
but we're making progress.
It is interesting for me to talk about being transgender not only in the formal framework, about the medical
and legal aspects of transition, but also to view this phenomenon from an anthropological and cultural perspective. After all, existential issues such as finding
a place in the world do not go anywhere.