I had not spent more than a few minutes a day on the internet at this point alone. The only access we had was in a communal study rooms at the drama school.
Somehow, in my feverish state, trawling the internet, i came to a picture of something id never seen before. Something so evil cartoon villainlike that i couldn't begin to process. I looked at it, thinking that it had to be fake, but also my brain was telling me it was real.
The Bagger 288.
the image of it completely broke me.
Tarik Elmoutawakil (producer of the Marlborough Theatre the only dedicated trans lesbian bar/venue in the UK) explaining how to avoid tokenism.
"You need to make a commitment to always represent diversity in your practice. This means developing your audiences, staff and board as well as what is on stage."
Well.. the Black rod came, Bercow said he understood why it had been called, that it was totally against normal procedure and that he understood why many of those present might remain seated..
and then he and the blackrod and all the Tories left.. while everyone else shouted "Shame on you".. And now all the opposition parties are still there.