Date(s) - 01/02/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of Ireland
On Saturday the 1st of February at 7pm in Collins Barracks the interior courtyard will be lit up with images of trans women and non-binary femme identifying people. This event will mark the inclusion of these women in an wider event designed to celebrate women and equality in Ireland and internationally – Herstory Ireland.
The EveryWoman Project by the Stairlings Collective is a celebration of trans women and non-binary femme folk in Ireland. It’s a project designed by young trans women to create a positive representation of trans people, to inspire confidence in others and to develop relationships with other members of their community. It’s an opportunity to say thank you for the community spirit which these women do so much to sustain and to recognise the need for positive representation which helps to make life tolerable, happy and fulfilled for the younger generation who are growing up in Ireland today.
The women that are being celebrated in this event are representative of a community of women who have faced exclusion from Irish society but it is our belief that these women act as a beacon of hope for others who may be struggling. We wish to recognise each individual for their contribution to this project and for standing up in solidarity with trans women and non-binary femme folk who have not yet found their feet.
The Stairlings Collective:
The Stairlings Collective are an intergenerational LGBTQ+ history research collective initiated by artist Alisha Doody in 2018. Through a quest for Irish LGBTQI+ history, and sharing and exploring their own identities in the process, the group explore living histories through the experiences of LGBT people. Central to the project are Alexandra Hall and Jules Farrell two young trans women who have dedicated themselves to this work. However, the project would not be possible without the ongoing support of Sara Phillips, Chair of the Board of Directors at Trans Equality Network Ireland and Keeva Carroll the National Community Development Officer also at TENI. In our past projects we have also been lucky to have the support of Lisa Kenny, National Network Coordinator in BelongTo and Izzy Kamikaze – long time Irish LGBTQI+ activist who we are ever grateful to.