Losing the Little One

It’s a damp day: not cold, but clammy and fatigued. I walk in and see Laila sitting near the bar. She’s tense. Her shoulders are pulled up tight to her ears, and her hands are balled in her lap. I’m about to dig in to something intensely personal and painfully absent in her everyday life. (Trigger […]


Reproductive Rights in Ireland: Ch-ch-changes…

So, reproductive rights in the Republic of Ireland – has any progress been made since I last wrote? We’ve had a new bill introduced, a grassroots campaign by women for women, and the whole country talking about fornication… but has anything actually changed? Trigger warning: this post discusses pregnancy loss and unsurvivable prenatal disorders.