Yasmeen Persad is a trans woman of colour originally from the Caribbean. She is a member of The 519’s Education & Training team and has been providing education on 2SLGBTQ-related issues and taking up trans-activism for the past 15 years. Her experience ranges from working with Trans Youth, HIV Positive Women, Sex Workers and many diverse populations. She coordinate The 519’s Trans People of Colour project as well as providing training to front-line shelter workers around Trans community inclusion and support. Yasmeen has presented at many universities across North America on various topics about access for Trans people. She has been part of ground-breaking recognition of trans women as women in the Violence Against Women sector.