Yasmeen Persad is a trans activist who has been providing education and training around LGBT related issues for the past 10 years. Her experience ranges from working with trans youth, women living with HIV, sex workers and many diverse populations. She provides training to service providers around Trans community inclusion and support. Yasmeen has presented at many conferences across North America on various topics about access for trans people. She is currently a Research Coordinator at Women’s College Hospital, working with Trans Women and HIV as part of the Trans Women HIV Research Initiative. You can learn more about Yasmeen's TPOC (Trans People of Colour) Project. Find out more about our TRANScending Love research here.
We talk about stigma experienced by trans people, including in journeys to healthcare. Yasmeen provides suggestions of how people can use their voice to support trans people. We talk about stigma as a loaded word and misconceptions that all trans people, or trans women of colour, experience barriers and have a 'sad life'. We discuss celebration and the need for affirming one another. Yasmeen talks about some questions she would like to clear up with Jesus. Yasmeen shares the importance of staying humble, saying no, and taking care of yourself (however that looks for you).
Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Original music and podcast produced by Cozmic Cat. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program.