Published by The Fawcett Society It’s hard to remember the last time there was an instance of public outcry that didn’t result in a viral social media trend. Whilst many social media trends can bring light to a cause, which can seem neglected or less acknowledged, too often they can give members of the public … More #MeToo: Bringing victims of sexual assault into the spotlight won’t stop rape. Bringing justice to perpetrators will
Published by The Fawcett Society Upon exiting the doors of Central Station in Belfast City Centre you enter into the heart of the city, into a bustling, vibrant tourist hub. With countless seas of international tourists, buses offering tours around the historic sites and streets upon streets of bars and eateries, Belfast is a weekend … More The Battle For Abortion Rights for Women in Northern Ireland Isn’t Over
I’m currently on my way to London on a Megabus, upon which, the toilet has broken and so the entire bus has been engulfed in the stench of days old human faeces for almost 4 hours. It’s a blearing hot day and I have had 5 hours sleep, so I apologise if I am less … More ‘Great’ Britain?
Published in Asian Express Newspaper There is no shortage of widespread media coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis with haunting tales of despair, desperation and destruction. All too familiar with stories of people grappling for food and water in makeshift camps, we’ve seen footage of thousands desperately waiting at the borders in the hope of … More Interview: Resettled Syrian Refugees
Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine Go Girl are a Belfast based collaborative creative community of women that believe in feminism, opportunity and inclusion. They hold pop up exhibitions, gigs, some produce a podcast and have even been involved in TEDX Talks at Stormont, amongst many other things. They’re passionate about offering support to other creatives, … More Artist Interview: Go Girl Collective
Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine John Baucher is a photographer and artist from Tandragee, Co Armagh. He has travelled extensively with his work, dealing with broad and diverse subject matters. He creates work that explores themes of identity, self and belonging. His most recent series, ‘It Is Nothing New’ is an exploration of immigration, the … More Artist Interview: John Baucher
I’ve never before witnessed personally, the true, devastating, bull dozing effect of cancer. I’ve seen the adverts, put my pennies in little yellow or green boxes beside the cashiers, I’ve probably given some money here and there to people running a marathon or abseiling down a building in aid of a late loved one, but … More Grief.
Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine Soldier Still, the latest collaborative project from the imaginative dance theatre company Junk Ensemble brings together an exceptionally diverse cast of Irish and international dancers as well as former soldiers to create a remarkable and at times harrowing piece of dance theatre. Junk Ensemble, founded by identical twin sisters … More
Published on http://www.peachynkeen.com When I thought about the topic of ‘Women You Should Know’ many name came to mind. But I knew I wanted to explore someone contemporary; current and at the front line of activism. Within this framework, there was one lady who came to mind, leaps and bounds beyond the rest – Leyla Hussein Leyla Hussein is a Somali … More Women You Should Know: Leyla Hussein
Published in Asian Express Newspaper Outrage after European Court of Justice (ECJ) says Employers are entitled to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” In a devastating blow to human rights and the right to religious freedom, this week’s ruling from the ECJ, which says employers have the right … More European Court of Justice: Religious Wear Ban causes outrage