When she became a mother, Liadán Hynes lost for a time the ability to decipher between what worked for her and what the outside world approved. Here, she writes about stepping outside the pre-approved boxes women’s lives are so often judged by.
Louise Bruton chronicles her time in The Zone, an immersive Britney Spears-themed experience in LA, moving through denim-wallpapered bathrooms to examine fan culture and celebrity mental health.
Being abused, judged, spat on and shouted at was par for the course for most canvassers during the repeal campaign, Taryn de Vere examines the emotional toll of this fight for our bodies
“It doesn’t feel great to admit that I envy my children, and that my love for them is occasionally tainted by my own sense of loss, but that’s where I am right now.” Louise McSharry on the hangover of childhood trauma
In Shelf Portrait, every month Sophie White sifts among the relics of another life to reveal a story. Maybe not always the facts or the full picture but the feel and texture of another’s days.
The relationship that millions have with the BA Test Kitchen cooking channel is hardly about the food at all says Sarah Griffin, as she explores the unprecedented popularity of this moreish YouTube phenomenon
In this installment of D.I.Why are we all here? Cassie writes about the detail that emerges after death. She suggests this easy crochet hat as a small comfort.
“Obviously I wasn’t oblivious to the fact that the pressure on women to look a certain way is a symptom of the patriarchy, but I suppose I was happy not thinking about it in the context of this urge. Now that someone had asked me, I had to actually consider my position.”
There are no warning signs for women out in the wild streets of Donegal, but what if there was? Taryn de Vere’s photo series plays with commonplace symbols and signs, imagining the messages women receive and those they convey.