“Asking for it”

We need to talk about rape It’s not every day that I’m invited to see a world premiere of a play, so I was really excited to fly over to Cork for a night to see the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s novel “Asking for it” at The Everyman. I met Mary and Dola from the Sexual Violence Centre in the foyer, which was buzzing with excitement. They gave me my  tickets and then introduced me to Louise.  She told me Mary had mentioned to her I was coming along tonight, but I wasn’t really sure if she knew much […]

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No. 1 Magazine Amazing Women Awards

I don't want to be brave. I’m sitting having coffee with a friend when I receive a phone call to tell me that I’ve won an award at the Amazing Women Awards for No 1 Magazine in Scotland.  I was shocked, as I had no idea at all about being nominated by my eldest daughter and was very touched to have won my category called “Strength” out of 15 other women. I was told they were impressed by my strength to overcome the difficult things in my life and the way I use my story now to help others. For […]

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