Repeal the 8th Anthology

By Una Mullally (editor)

A collection of stories, essays, poetry and photography around the movement for reproductive rights in Ireland

Friday, 10 February 2017

Update #3: Halfway there

Greetings funders, 

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 the great design that has emerged from the #repealthe8th movement. From Maser to the Repeal Project to the HunReal Issues, I’m hoping to feature as much brilliant art and design that has inspired badges and t-shirts and murals and nail art. 

Last year, I visited the Lesbian Herstory Archive in Brooklyn, and was amazed and thrilled to see all of the brilliant and beautiful t-shirts and flyers, and in some cases awesome patch-filled denim jackets, that all tell a story about the history of LGBT rights. It struck me, as it always does, that if we don’t archive this type of material, we’re neglecting to tell what is a crucial side of any social movement: the creative side. 

With this book, I’m hoping that some of the art and design that has come from the #repealthe8th movement will be remembered long after we retire our badges and jumpers. 

You are the people making this book happen, and can keep the progress going by sharing a link to the book crowdfunding campaign on Facebook, Twitter and wherever else you fancy. Please do!

Have a great weekend, and I’ll be back with another update next week. 

Cheers! And THANK YOU!


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Mary Gallagher
 Mary Gallagher says:

Hi Una,
I love the idea of the creative elements featuring throughout the book for many reasons (particularly the idea that they will someday be part of history).
I wonder has anyone done anything using ferry and plane tickets? A very island / Irish aspect of this, which has been well-documented, but have not seen it depicted in any art.
Best of luck getting to 100%. M

posted 5th March 2017

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