The USA Powerlifting federation has generated headline after headline for its ban on transgender athletes who use testosterone, but one thing has been sorely missing from the reports — the voices of the female powerlifters affected by the policy.
Donna Marts is one of those women. She stumbled into the powerlifting world at 43, when she hired a personal trainer to help her get into shape. “I was an engineer working in an office and sitting on my butt all day, and I had just gotten fat and lazy,” she told the Daily Caller. “And I thought I needed to do something about it, so I hired someone and started lifting weights.”