Charlotte Coulthard-Dare knows that some people have a problem with her very existence. “How would anybody else feel if they were put in a box within a box within a box? And that’s pretty much me,” she says. For Ms Coulthard-Dare, simply living her identity as a transgender Indigenous woman is a type of activism she has no choice but to embrace. “I’m a black person, that’s to my core — I’m an Aboriginal person,” she says. “Then people are labelling us as, they want to say, ‘Oh are we cis [those who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth] or gay?’ and whatnot.