Poverty, class, and marginalisation are issues at the heart of feminism – struggles transgender women face every day

Earlier this month, I spoke at University College London about Mona Ahmed, a trans woman, who lives in a graveyard in the heart of Delhi, a city where I have lived for most of my life. The story addressed issues of identity, citizenship, feminism, marginality and more.

As I spoke, I wondered: how did I, a card-carrying Indian feminist, come to be talking about a trans woman in today’s Delhi? And who were these people who had come to listen?

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