Colleagues wrote the sweetest letter for woman who returned after transitioning

January 6, 2017
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A trans woman was left emotional after colleagues wrote her a very special message when she returned to work.

Aoife Martin had been off work after revealing she was transgender in October 2016.

Returning to work wasn’t easy after coming out as trans, and Aoife was very nervous.

But when she did return to her desk she could hardly believe the generous message and present left for her.

Caring colleagues had written a note, and left a bouquet of flowers.


“I started this process in my personal life just over a year ago and it’s an ongoing journey,” Aoife told

“Then, just over two months ago I told my HR rep, Ann-Marie, that I was trans and that I wished to transition within the workplace.

“She was absolutely lovely about it and I really cannot stress strongly enough just how supportive and hard working behind the scenes she has been.”

The woman works at an office for MasterCard in Dublin, Ireland.

“MasterCard Dublin is a very supportive and inclusive environment.

“As far as I know I’m the first person to transition within the company and I hope that my positive experience might help and encourage other LGBT+ employees to come forward when they feel they are ready.”

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