|Kensington Gardens in London|
|Later in the Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery|
I say I noticed but in fact I only realised later when I started to think about it and to ask how inclusive we actually are. I do not believe that being trans is a white middle class experience, but maybe it is that group that is now finding it easier to be out, and that for others, in different social, and/or cultural groups it is still very difficult to be honest about themselves. I am only scratching the surface of this thought but I do understand that in the US at least trans women of colour are much more at risk than white women. In the UK and especially in London we are probably safer than most places in the World, but I do not know if that matches the experience of Trans Women of Colour.
If we do not know them, how can we know their plight (if indeed there is one) if they do not come forward and join our groups how do we know them? Are we being too exclusive without even realising it? I don't know the answers, I don't even know if these are the right questions.