LGBT+ Ally Role Model“He came out of his session and said, ‘You know, it’s just amazing to meet people like me and they’re all totally normal like me.’”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Mum of two Aisling Gannon has just been named a 2019 Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender + Ally Role Model in recognition of her work on workplace diversity and inclusion. She told Ray D’Arcy this afternoon that a few short years ago, she didn’t know what the “T” in LGBT+ stood for, even though she had used the acronym many times. Her teacher came …

Evanne Ní Chuilinn on Adoption“Some people thought it was OK to lie to adopted people because, you know, adopted people didn’t have any power.”

As heard on Today with Miriam

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Sports journalist and documentary maker Evanne Ní Chuilinn told Miriam O’Callaghan this morning about adoption and the unique way her adoptive dad reached out to her birth mother when she was growing up. Evanne was adopted at a time when there was little or no contact between adoptive parents and birth parents, let alone between birth parents and children.  But her …

Michaella McCollum

Michaella McCollum“You’re not coming to Peru to take home 20 packets of porridge.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Plenty of people want to be famous but not like this. At the age of 20, Michaella McCollum went from being an anonymous holiday-maker to an accused drug trafficker in a matter of seconds, with her face beamed across the world and her story top of the international news cycle. She’s written about the events surrounding her arrest and her …