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Friday 24 June, 2022

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aoife Martin: When you question trans people's rights, it shows you see us as second-class citizens

Jun 24th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,665 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes in the wake of the Liveline controversy that trans rights are at the forefront of the so-called ‘culture wars’ – but it’s not going to stop at trans people, she says.

Thursday 31 March, 2022

Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'
# Trans Day Of Visibility
# Trans Day Of Visibility

Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 9:39 AM 59,131 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist addresses the contentious debate around trans women in sport and outlines the damage it is doing to many trans people.

Thursday 18 November, 2021

Aoife Martin: Breaking up with your phone is hard but the dopamine rush was dwindling
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: Breaking up with your phone is hard but the dopamine rush was dwindling

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 10:10 AM 19,699 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist returns and has some insights into our collective need for a digital detox.

Thursday 1 July, 2021

Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen

Aoife Martin: Pride isn't just about rainbows and flags - it's about being seen

Jul 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 11,169 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist looks back at Pride 2021 and says there’s more to it than just a celebration once a year.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: No, streaming can never beat the magic of the cinema

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,127 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist shares her love of the cinema and laments the impact of lockdown and streaming on the whole experience

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'Trans people have existed since the first organism crawled out of the primordial soup'

Mar 31st 2021, 3:37 PM 17,431 Views 0 Comments

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, our columnist highlights how vital that increased visibility is for trans kids.

Friday 12 March, 2021

Aoife Martin: The abuse endured by trans people every day shows Ireland has a long way to go
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aoife Martin: The abuse endured by trans people every day shows Ireland has a long way to go

Mar 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,920 Views 0 Comments

This week, our columnist highlights the challenges faced by trans people every day.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues

Feb 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,739 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist says she found it hard to read books last year when the world was falling apart, but 2021 has so far reminded her of her love of reading.

Thursday 28 January, 2021

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There’s something magical about swimming. I float there, looking up at the blue sky'

Jan 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,441 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist writes about her love of swimming, the issues that caused her to walk away from it, and her will to dive back in.

Thursday 31 December, 2020

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'There are few people as expert in their own healthcare as trans people are - we have to be'

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 12,440 Views 0 Comments

Our new columnist writes about the importance of listening to trans people when it comes to healthcare, sparked by a recent visit to the doctor’s.

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Aoife Martin: 'It’s possible to be alone at Christmas and not be lonely'
# Column
# Column

Aoife Martin: 'It’s possible to be alone at Christmas and not be lonely'

Dec 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,831 Views 0 Comments

In her first regular column for TheJournal.ie, Aoife Martin writes about how Christmas can be a tough time for the LGBTQ+ community as some are forced to hide their true selves.

Friday 12 June, 2020

'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed'
# Column
# Column

'I read, watch movies, listen to music... My life, as a trans woman, is very ordinary indeed'

Jun 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,913 Views 81 Comments

‘People out there will tell you being transgender is as simple as filling in a form. I can assure you that it is not,’ writes Aoife Martin.