“For the first time in years, I have to decide whether to hide or reveal who I really am.” Arriving in the U.S. was like arriving in a new, liberated world. Now I have to weigh up whether to hide who I really am again. This piece on my response to the fall of Roe
That first Tuesday you almost don’t go. You can find plenty of excuses. It’s January. It’s dark already and raining. You want to watch Obama being inaugurated on telly. And anyway, you don’t need to go. There is nothing wrong with you. You feel fine. Your therapist says that fine isn’t a feeling, that it
I started writing this piece in JFK airport, Terminal 7 to be exact. Up until the day before I didn’t know a Terminal 7 even existed and I certainly didn’t expect to be sitting there waiting on a plane on a Monday in January. Unexpected trips to the airport are rarely a good thing in
Last Thursday, I was on a plane. My fifth in two weeks. As we were descending, sinus pressure made my head throb – the last remnants of a cold I’d picked up back home. As soon as we landed, I turned on my phone. I had a message from an old friend who knows me
Ten years ago today, I went to a book club in a coffee shop on 8th Street in the Village, to meet people I didn’t know, and discuss a book I’d never read. Oh, and it was a lesbian book club. Did I mention that already?
In the quiet moments, I think of you. On a yoga mat, looking at the sky. In a park with blossoms, and a saxophone playing. We were the same age, for 45 weeks of the year. Except for the seven when you were older, I could never catch up, you said. Until I did.
Ever wondered what your life in books would look like? Here’s mine from Woman’s Way Magazine!
My writing process, I’m Right Here and the marriage equality referendum. Just some of the topics Dil Wickremasinghe and I chat about on what was sadly one of her last episodes of Global Village on Newstalk FM.
Talking to Sophie Grenham at the Gloss we covered a lot of ground but especially my decision to leave the safe corporate world I had worked in for over a decade to pursue my writing dream and later, leaving Dublin for New York.
An article I wrote for the Irish Times about how the idea of I’m Right Here came about and what it means to write beyond my own experience.