Kathleen "Kit" Black Coleman

Reportage

Description

Kit Coleman's series for the Toronto Daily Mail, cross-dressed as a tramp, reported from London's East End in 1892.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper

Effects and Outcomes

Coleman attracted flattering attention in 1892 for venturing overseas and cross-ressing as a male worker in London to spend a few days reporting for the Toronto Daily Mail on life in London's East End. Escorted by a male detective, she wandered into 'all sorts of queer places' in the hamlets along the Thames as part of the male writer tramp-fest that had been under way since as early as 1782.

Articles, Books, Video/Film