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Dublin’s 2015 March for Choice: in pictures.

Sometimes I feel like Ireland’s reputation is unfairly overshadowed by our history. Conservative, grey, under the thumb of the church. And yes, there is a truth to that. But there is also a truth to this. Yesterday’s 2015 March for Choice was huge. The sun shone. Women took to the stage and shared their stories.

 

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The history of pro-choice in Ireland has often been difficult. I remember a few short years ago: countless winter vigils for our dead. Standing huddled in the cold and the dark. We wouldn’t stop until Savita had something resembling justice. Seem times it feels like we’re always responding. Yet another tragedy. Yet another woman dead. Or locked up until her pregnancy is done. We’re always on the defensive. Continue reading “Dublin’s 2015 March for Choice: in pictures.”

Dublin’s 2015 March for Choice: in pictures.

Nothing Important: a surprisingly relevant comic about bisexuality.

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that my housemate makes amazetastic comics. Consider it mentioned, and check out her latest- one which feels far too poignant to me than six little panels ever have a right to.

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Nothing Important: a surprisingly relevant comic about bisexuality.

PSA

Some snippets:

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So I’ve been busy (derby tournament + busy season at work + not having an actual weekend in about three or four months), and then sick (PLAGUE. Or, y’know, a bad cold. Whatever. Lucky for me, this happened just as I arrived at my parents’ house for a visit. Nowhere better to be when you’re feeling awful), and then overcome with the feeling that I owe FtB only the most serious and well-put-together of posts and all I wanted to do was communicate in badly-drawn Venn diagrams.

Then I remembered that there’s not actually a rule against communicating in badly-drawn Venn diagrams. Please note the complete lack of overlap between these two sets:

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PSA

Speaking of rugby..

It occurs to me that I’ve been here a whole week and I haven’t FTBullied anyone. I mean, ever since I got here I’ve been talking about Serious Dead Granny Feelings, showing off awesome Irish trans people, and being justifiably annoyed about people being terrible to women athletes.

If I keep on like this, you lot are going to get the impression that I’m.. nice.

So here’s a little something that the whole women’s rugby debacle reminded me of. Continue reading “Speaking of rugby..”

Speaking of rugby..

Procrastination

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Hey, Cosiers! I seem to have become impressively enamoured with my new drawing tablet. What do you lot think of the Tea Cosy’s somewhat more pictorial direction as of late? Me, I’m having ALLTHEFUN with it. But I guess your views are important too 😉

Also, don’t worry- I do have some text posts queued up! This week involves a lot of packing away all of my things for the second big house-move of the year, though, so you’re likely to get more in the way of doodles until I’m all settled in.

 

Procrastination