Editor: It is my view that protesting is a fundamental human right within a democratic society. Exercising the right to protest is a vital tool to ensuring your voice is heard. Protests take place all across the globe and Northern Ireland is no exception. From […]
Editor: Following on from Emma’s opinion piece here, she wants to share with you policy recommendations stemming from her research report Unheard Voices: East Belfast Pupils Have Their Say on Higher & Further Education. The full report can be downloaded by clicking here.
Editor: Women should be equally represented in boardrooms, governments, the workforce, and in all walks of life but, sadly that is not what is happening today. You just have to look at social media to see the barrage of insults, threats and demeaning language used […]
I have fond memories of being in a band. Participating was a thrill. I was so proud of myself walking to the field. Although at such a young age that distance was just too much. I managed to walk from Tiger’s Bay to the Dublin […]
Have we forgotten the many different types of representation of Loyalist women? Have we acknowledged the many roles women have played? I have had the pleasure of meeting many women who have played many different roles within Loyalism. From the female combatant to the female […]
Too many working class Loyalist women have been forgotten or whitewashed from history. It’s time to share the stories and reclaim the history of these remarkable women. I’m delighted to share with you the story of the Brown Square Millionaires through the voice of their […]
The first recorded example of men telling a woman to “shut up”, that her voice was not to be heard in public dates back almost 3000 years. Today not much has changed. Where gender, class and religion intersect I have found a deeply disturbing inequality. […]
Starting this blog has always been about giving voice to the views, ideas and aspirations of Loyalist women who don’t often get the chance. I have received many direct messages from people offering support and encouragement. Those messages are greatly appreciated. One such message brought […]