"Often the obvious explanations of how power is held and exercised over women are very basic."
Saturday, 5 August 2017
"Sometime I think that my explanation of it is very simplistic, because it’s so obvious. But often the obvious explanations of how power is held and exercised over women are very basic. Tell them what they can and can’t do with their bodies, don’t give them money - or very little, or control the amount they get - and if neither of these things work, there’s always violence. I almost feel like apologising…
Update #7 100% funded THANK YOU
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Hello nice people,
The Repeal the 8th anthology is now 100% funded! Whoop!
Thank you so much to everyone who pledged and supported this project and spread the word. If you know any people who were like "oh I must fund that book," they can still pledge as we continue the book's production, and earn themselves some sweet rewards.
I'm obviously delighted that we've reached 100%, and am so…
Update #6: We're at 76%, and rising
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Hello kind contributors,
A lot has happened since I last mailed an update, so here goes!
1. The Repeal Anthlogy project has reached 76%. Thank you all so much for donating, we're nearly there, so a little bit more spreading the word and passing the project on to anyone you think might be interested would be hugely appreciated.
2. At the end of April, I took part in the amazing Repeal gig…
Update #5: Over 60% funded! Whoop!
Thursday, 23 March 2017
This week, the project has tipped over 60% funded which is BRILLIANT. Again, thanks a million, and keep spreading the word. I really appreciate it.
Production-wise, the anthology is motoring along well. I've a bunch of contributors in place, including the amazing SINEAD GLEESON and LISA MCINERNEY who are contributing original pieces of writing to the anthology.
You will know…
Update #4: Let's keep going!
Monday, 6 March 2017
Thanks again so much for funding this project. Let's keep going! We're over half way there now, and I'm so grateful to all of you for supporting this. It's natural when loads of people jump on board that the momentum slows a little, but I'm hopeful that you will continue to spread the word.
Behind the scenes, I've been busy recruiting some more amazing contributors for this…
Update #3: Halfway there
Friday, 10 February 2017
Firstly, and always, thank you so much for supporting this project. Funding is moving along and we are just about at halfway after three weeks, which is fantastic. Please continue to spread the word to as many people as possible who may be interested in throwing a few quid towards getting this book made.
Since the last update, I’ve been speaking with people behind some of…
Update #2: We've hit 40% - thank you!
Monday, 30 January 2017
Thank you so much for supporting this project. In a week and a half, you have contributed so generously, and we are now 40% funded, which is fantastic.
Here's a little update about how the book is progressing, and other #repealthe8th-related things:
1. If you're an Irish Times subscriber or picked up Monday's newspaper, you can read my column about the #Strike4Repeal campaign…
Update #1. And we're off!
Monday, 23 January 2017
What an amazing start to the funding of this book! Just three days in and we're over 20% already. I can't thank you enough for pledging, tweeting, and posting about the project on Facebook and Instagram, telling people about it, and just in general being so supportive and brilliant about this anthology.
I'll have some more details on the anthology in the next update, but first…