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Tashnuva featured in Time's 100 best photos of 2021

Tashnuva featured in Time's 100 best photos of 2021

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Tashnuva Anan Shishir, who made history in becoming Bangladesh’s first-ever transgender woman news presenter on a television channel, has been featured in the prestigious Time Magazine's top 100 best photos of 2021.

"I am super excited for this global recognition for myself and my community, especially as someone who came from a very root level,” said Tasnuva sharing her joy with UNB. She started broadcasting the regular news bulletin at the private satellite television channel Boishakhi Television on March 8, marking theInternational Women’s Day.

The US-based Time magazine featured a photo of her clicked by AFP Dhaka photographer Munir Uz Zaman on March 8 in the Boishakhi TV newsroom, accompanied by her co-workers wearing the same themed sarees marking the day.

“Tashnuva Anan Shishir made history as Bangladesh's first transgender television news anchor by reading a three-minute news segment in Dhaka on March 8, International Women’s Day. Munir Uz Zaman—AFP/Getty Images,” Time captioned the image on its website.

The image of Tasnuva in the Boishakhi TV newsroom with her colleagues, placed alongside moments such as George Flloyd's family cheering during the verdict, and the Taliban's walking in and standing together during evening prayers near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, is now being virtually displayed in an unranked list covering the most important and iconic 100 moments of the eventful 2021.

In her reaction she told UNB "I am super excited for this global recognition for myself and my community, especially as someone who came from a very root level.”