Reclaiming Peace After Repeal: An Ode to Nature

This week, I am learning how to be peaceful again. I’m trying to remember how it feels not to go about my daily life being hit by random waves of anxiety (some small, others that absolutely took my breath away) wondering whether Ireland would vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment. Even though we…

66.4%.

66.4%. Last Friday, May the 25th, Ireland voted Yes to repeal the Eighth Amendment of our Constitution. This Amendment equated the life of a foetus to that of the person carrying it, thereby banning abortions in almost all circumstances and placing great barriers in the way of high-quality obstetric care during pregnancy and childbirth. It…

We’re Here, We’re Queer and We’re Voting Yes

It has been a while since I posted anything on this blog. Over the past couple of weeks, I have kept telling myself I should write a post … but my ability to generate interesting content has been decimated by anxiety. On Friday the 25th of May – after thirty-five years of exiling those who…