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What makes non-binary gender real? 

What makes non-binary gender real? Is it social acceptance? Is it a box on a form? Is it your decision to legally recognise it? No! Non-binary gender is real because we feel it, we are it, we LIVE it.  What … Continue reading

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Fears of Coming Out & How to be a Transgender Ally

One of the thing I remember most about coming out as trans was worrying about whether or not people would believe me. I felt that I had to have some sort of proof of being transgender before coming out to … Continue reading

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Exclusion within our queer communities

This weekend I have had an education, and it has changed my perspective quite a lot. I have learned that it’s not acceptable to sit back and let people with multiple minorities be the only ones creating conversation and inciting action about the exclusivity of the queer and trans communities. We should all be using our voices to ensure that everyone within our community is heard, while also making sure that we do not make the mistake of speaking for those with whom we do not identify. Continue reading

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The Incremental Cost of Transition: Name Change by Deed Poll

I want to document the cost of transition financially, as I feel that this has a huge impact on those trans people who do not have much money or disposable income to spend on changing documents and all that comes with it. It’s important to state that the cost to trans people is not only financial, it’s also emotional and mental. Continue reading

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Periods, Swimming and Mess

Tonight I noticed that my pee smelt funny. It smelt metallic. It always does this before my period. It’s funny that being trans has made me more in tune with my body that I was before. I hate getting my periods, but I’m unwilling to put anymore female hormones into my body, so I put up with it. Continue reading

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Sitting on the Fence – Out and Proud!

This week I came out to several groups of friends about being androgynous, changing my name from Niamh to Naomhán, and using they/them pronouns. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive and, as a result, I feel incredible! A few months ago, … Continue reading

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The Binary World that We Live In

The world that we live in loves binaries. Black and White. Right and Wrong. Old and Young. Strong and Weak. Female and Male. Gay and Straight. The list is endless. Perhaps, it can be argued, we need binaries to structure … Continue reading

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