Since lockdown started, Aisling Keenan’s policy on TV, movies, books and podcasts has been strictly light-hearted escapism only. Here, she asks why exactly we’re inclined to avoid the hard stuff right now, and suggests some easy viewing should you need to avoid every single emotional trigger imaginable.
In lockdown life, Darach Ó Séaghdha has become more conscious than ever of how male friendships change and, in some ways, deteriorate as the years pass
Where do women take their complex feelings about being a mother, when sharing negative feelings isn’t socially acceptable? Taryn de Vere asked her virtual circle of mothers, and the responses flooded in…
As part of her ANON series, Liadán Hynes talks anonymously to a mother of four about her abusive ex-partner who, in the past few days, attacked her home. She talks about feeling trapped, having to be constantly vigilant, constantly nice in the hope of keeping him calm.
This week, Nadine Reid returns with another video exploring identity and language. She meets Rachel and Paul, two people who identify themselves as gay and asks what that means, why words matter, and how we can support each other to find the words that resonate with us.
As part of her ANON series, Liadán Hynes speaks to an anonymous, north Dublin-based community youth worker about how the area where she grew up and now works has been affected by the limitations currently placed on the services she provides, about how she herself was reared by those same services, and her own journey to recovery after reaching rock bottom in her addiction.
In pandemic times, the Coronavirus seems to trump all health needs. Guest contributor Aoife Martin writes here that recently, she got the call to say that her gender affirmation surgery was approved, making her take a second look at the trans experience in relation to health care…