In 2015, Grace became the first transgender person to get an engineering seat in Tamil Nadu. And this year, Tharika S Banu, another trans woman adopted by Grace three years ago, got a medical seat after a legal battle. Grace struggled to help Tharika realise her dreams, including meeting the Collector and holding protests. She has also been vocally opposing the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016, which, according to the transgender community across the country, is more detrimental than useful for the community in its current form. Read Grace’s powerful letter to the President about the same here.