The October night bites. The darkness is set to swallow me whole – and I don’t resist. Bundled up beneath my impossibly thick winter scarf, the shadows offer sanctuary as I slope away from strip lighting and square screens. It’s been a long day, but I’m satisfied. My feet take me towards Farringdon train station, and … More London Moments: O, Valiant Knight of Bethnal Green!
Is there a more valuable network than the web of soul-sisters that at once roots us within our worlds and protects us from it? Let’s go beyond the finger-clicking, head-shaking stereotypes. I’m talking about the ordinary women, the ones who quietly strengthen us. In a world where one in three women will experience some form of … More The Sisterhood: Beating Domestic Violence
When planning the ‘trip of a lifetime’ with a lover, you can be forgiven for skipping ahead to the wonderful memories you’ll stock-up on – the ones that will surely strengthen the foundations of your relationship and one day be used to convince your brood that you weren’t always boring old dry-shites. Right? Well, yeah, … More Travelling as a couple? Let’s keep it real…
Image: Brian Negin. Being single at 28 is probably not what most people imagined for their future selves. With the big ‘3’, ‘0’ on the horizon, you may at least have hoped for a vague sense of an impending encounter with Mr or Mrs ‘Right’ by now. As the curtain begins to drop and your … More Love being single and 28.
Hey guys, I’m Alice – some of you may know me as Hannah’s elusive twin sister. We grew up next door-but-one to Lauren and as our friendship has ebbed and flowed over the years, a unifying current has swept us dancing together around life’s bends – or crying, or laughing. There’s been plenty of stressing too! Being … More Wedding Speech: #Nazwedding 2015
Most Irish women are a feisty mix of mammy and sass – they’re known the world over for their sharp wit and fierce slaggings. Despite being able to talk the rear legs off a donkey, they are still perceived with wonder and mystery by their male counterparts. You’d think the lads would have copped on … More 10 Things Every Man Should Know About Irish Women *
Tonight the Irish Government will vote on what many have dubbed the abortion bill – or officially the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 – which intends to provide legislation for the provision of medical abortions when the mother’s life is at risk due to medical emergencies or due to suicidal thoughts. It has … More Ireland’s ‘Abortion’ Bill 2013 – The Dark Ages Prevail
The years are starting to clock-up. As I progress into my mid-twenties, age is an issue that brings on wide-eyed palpitations. In fourteen years time I will be 40, my mum will be 70 and my ovaries will be on the blink. More importantly, in four years time I will be battling against the weight of … More Don’t Stop Me Now
Six months of excitement finally came to a climax when Rihanna hit the Aviva Stadium on June 21st – but it was one of those teasers that kept you on the brink only to end with a vague sense of euphoria and a mad dash for the exit. It was a tad disappointing, but much … More Rihanna Diamonds Tour Does Dublin ‘13
Being a woman takes a lifetime of learning. From the moment we cradle our baby dolls like real-life mamas to our first attempt at smearing scarlet lipstick on our smackers, we’re constantly regurgitating a learned form of the feminine. Some of the toughest lessons are enforced during those frenzied teenage years when we straddle innocence … More Boobs, Boys and Becoming a Woman