Asha Kumari, 20, lives in a slum cluster of Patna,Bihar. As a young girl, she hated wearing clothes that were made for girls. "I have always preferred to dress like a boy. I am more comfortable wearing pants and a shirt than a skirt and blouse. As a result, I refused to wear the school uniform meant for girls. I got in trouble for flouting rules, became the subject of jokes and mockery and decided to stop going to school " "I started hanging out with some of the local boys and considered them my friends. To fit into the group, I started taking drugs along with them. I was so desperate to be a part of a group that I was ready to blur the lines between right and wrong. By then, people around me had started calling me a “launda”, a derogatory term for rowdy boys." I was offered counselling to give up my addiction. During these sessions, I was made to understand that clothes don’t define my identity. And nobody had the right to judge and mock me based on my clothes. Once on the path to de-addiction, I enrolled in a vocational training course to learn about automobile repair work. I have completed my course and have started interviewing for jobs. I want to run my own garage one day. It will be the only garage in Patna run by women.