A selection of spoken word, speeches, talks, lectures, poems, etc., from recent years and now.


Creative Mornings, Dublin

Ireland Music Week, Dublin
Are We Demolishing Dublin?

Blast: International Critics’ Forum, Dublin

ConsentFest, Dublin
Live response poem

In Conversation with Viv Albertine, National Concert Hall, Dublin
Countess Markievicz School, Liberty Hall, Dublin
Panel discussion on women and social media

The Best Banned in the Land, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Chair of a forum on artistic freedom of expression

Reproductive Rights in Ireland and the US, Roosevelt House, New York City
Speaker at a conference on reproductive rights

Papi Chulo director Q&A, Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin
Post-screening Q&A with John Butler
Call It Out
Panel at Project Arts Centre with GCN
Dán na nDaoine, Turkfest, Inishturk, Ireland
Multi-disciplinary poetry project with Lucid Lucid

How can we counter the online abuse of female journalists?, Dublin
Panel discussion at the British Ambassador’s residence, Dublin
What does being transgender mean?, Galway International Arts Festival

Hosting panel discussion
How is #MeToo doing now?, Galway International Arts Festival
Hosting panel discussion
Konenki, Renewal of Life, Sugar Club, Dublin
Panel discussion
Fix, Hang Tough Gallery, Dublin
Hosting artist talk

No More Hotels, Wigwam, Dublin

DJ set
United Ireland @ Love Sensation, Dublin
Live podcast

United Ireland, Electric Picnic, Laois
Live podcast

Town Hall Sessions, Where We Live, Dublin

This Party's Over panel discussion
Seaview, Where We Live, Dublin
Post-screening discussion
Playing With Space, Offsite, Dublin
MCing lunchtime talk hosted by Offset and A Playful City

Repeal the 8th anthology launch, Dublin

Launch of my new book
Double Take: Creative Women In Conversation, ANAM, DCU
Conversation about journalism
Students Create, The Complex, Dublin
Talk with Andrea Horan

Yestival, Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

Hosting the Repeal Room stage with Andrea Horan
The Question of the Eighth, Smock Alley, Dublin
Event discussing and reading from the Repeal the 8th anthology
Thinking Gender Justice conference, UCD, Dublin

Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas, Carlow

The Death or Re-birth of the Catholic Church in Ireland, with Emmet Kirwan and Fintan O'Toole
Body & Soul Festival, Westmeath
Come Rhyme With Me on the Wonderlust stage and a public interview with Louise O'Neill
Meeting House Square, Dublin
Launch of Ireland's National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

Bradford Literature Festival

Repeal the 8th anthology book event

August 20th
STAND book club, Books Upstairs, Dublin
Discussing Maggie Nelson's Bluets

Banter 200, Dublin Podcast Festival
Panel event about book-writing
Repeal the 8th, Manchester Literature Festival
Repeal the 8th anthology book event
Repeal the 8th: Repealed, Belfast International Arts Festival
Repeal the 8th anthology book event

Institute of International & European Affairs, Brussels
Speech at the IIEA
Trinity College Literature Society, Dublin
Public interview
Stomptown Brass Requiem for Truth, Dublin
Giving a eulogy for truth
Marxism Festival, Dublin
Speaking about the aftermath of the Repeal campaign

Two Girls, THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON VOL. 5, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Work-in-pogress live performance



DanceForChoice, Dublin
Come Rhyme With Me hour-long show at the Tivoli as a fundraiser for RepealEight
Danse, Morob post-show discussion, Dublin
Moderated the post-show discussion at Olwen Foureré's Danse, Morob at the Project Arts Centre
Debate at The Phil, Dublin
Guest speaker at a debate on abortion rights in Trinity College
GCN Talks, Dublin
Panelist at a talk about the future of LGBTQ activism at Outhouse
ChoiceBox x HunRealIssues, Dublin
Guest speaker at an under-18s event on reproductive rights at Tropical Popical
Under Surveillance, Dublin
Provided the introduction to this Connect The Dots/Goethe Institute event at the Project Arts Centre

HeadStuff Lectures, Dublin

Talk on the meaning behind the blue sweater scene in The Devil Wears Prada

Roscommon LGBT Friendly 2017

Launched this initiative in Roscommon

Alone Together, Outhouse, Dublin

Work in progress reading of an extract of a long poem I'm developing
Who Am I - No System is Safe, Dublin
Moderating a panel discussion at the Irish Film Institute about data privacy as part of the Goethe Institute's 'Fading Memories' Season
No Church No State, Dublin
Chairing a talk titled Breakin' the Law at Jigsaw
Facebook Live event for the National LGBT Youth Strategy, Facebook Dublin
Cruinniú na Cásca, Dublin Castle & Shelbourne Hotel
Women In Irish Society: Speaking Up, Speaking Louder, Forgotten Women in the Arts
LGBTQIA Visibility in Irish Society
Repeal: A Night In The Key Of 8, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Performing the poem 'The Us's'

Covering Fear: how media covers gender-based violence, UCC, Cork 
Presenting a paper at a workshop on Representing Gender Based Violence

In Conversation with Aisling Walsh, Dublin
Interview with filmmaker Aisling Walsh for Women in Film and Television Ireland

Yokespiracy, Cat Laughs Festival, Kilkenny

Collapsing Horse Science Fiction Radio Hour play by myself and Sarah Francis / LucidLucid
Lecture performance about hidden Irish queer figures
Come Rhyme With Me, Body & Soul
Post-truth edition of Come Rhyme With Me

First Thought Sessions, Galway Arts Festival
Public interview with Professor Becky Earley on The Power Of Less

Amnesty International Belfast Pride Lecture
Lecture on LGBT rights at the Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Scéals of the City, Dublin
Spoken word performance at the Hacienda bar, Dublin

Fading Memories: Privacy and Data Ownership in the Digital Ag conference, Rotterdam
Lecture on algorithms in daily life at the Goethe-Institut, Rotterdam
Alone Together, Outburst, Belfast
Performance reading of an extract of a long poem

Waking The Media, Dublin
Organised a forum on women's experiences in the Irish media industry at Project Arts Centre

Banter, Other Voices festival, Dingle
Review of the year in culture at Banter at Other Voices, Dingle, Kerry




#FEMPOWER, Tallaght, Dublin

Feminist conference speech about gender auditing media

Practice & Peril, Science Gallery, Dublin

Public conversation collaboration with Change of Address and asylum seekers
UCD LGBTQ+ Society, Dublin
Receiving the Foy-Zappone Award
Irish Perinatal Society Conference, Drogheda
Speech about women in Irish society

Waking The Feminists, Liberty Hall, Dublin
Speech about street harassment of women
Trinity College Law Society, Dublin
Receiving the Praeses Elit Award
National Women's Council of Ireland, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin
Soapbox speech at the bandstand
The Ultimate Sunday, St Patrick's Day Festival, Dublin
Chairing a panel event with journalists in conflict zones at Belvedere Collage

Using the Proclamation: Art, Activism and the Academy, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Delivering a talk about the proclamation and its relevance to contemporary activism
What's next? The state of our LGBTQ Nation, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
Chairing a discussion on LGBT activism

Yestival, Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

Spoken word performance
The Road To Equality, Wood Quay, Dublin
Speech about the marriage referendum anniversary

Cumann Rhyme With Me, Body & Soul, Westmeath  
Co-produced and performed at our Come Rhyme With Me event on the Wonderlust Stagv

A Wake For Roger Casement, Kilkenny Arts Festival

Performed a new spoken word piece called Watch The Throne as a eulogy for Roger Casement as part of the Casement Project
Viva, IFI, Dublin
Chairing a Q&A with Mark O'Halloran and Paddy Breathnach after a screening of their film, Viva

After 62%, Electric Picnic

A lecture performance about the aftermath of the marriage equality referendum in the Theatre Tent in Mindfield
Drama Queens / Character Building, Electric Picnic
Chaired panels about television writing and acting at the Irish Times Tent, Mindfield
We Face This Land
Part of the Repeal Project video performance
RIOT, Dublin Fringe Festival
Guest performer of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised at the Spiegeltent
Banter, Culture Night, Dublin Castle
Panel discussion on what a revolution would look like in 2016
Choice Box x Repeal, Liberty Hall, Dublin
Performance of a new poem on the eve of the March for Choice

Atlantic Isles: Contemporary Cultures, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Panel discussion about contemporary culture in Britain and Ireland
Queering Ireland seminar, University of Lille
Lecture at the University of Lille

Ireland's Edge, Dingle, Kerry

Panel discussion on Commemoration 1916-2016, Past, Present and Future



Nollaig na mBan, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin
Soapbox performance
Well Versed, Outhouse, Dublin
Spoken word performance
Made It, Twisted Pepper, Dublin
Talk about working in the music industry

Banter 101, Twisted Pepper, Dublin
Hosted a public interview with Jim Carroll for his 101st instalment of Banter
Love In A Wet Climate: Sex, Sexuality and Equal Rights In Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Panel discussion for Rough Magic
A Woman's Place Is In The World conference, Dublin Castle
Chaired a parallel session on media, sexism and the stereotyping of young women

GALAs, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Receiving Journalist of the Year Award
National Women's Council Soapbox
Soapbox speech
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin
Charing a lecture on the history of the Irish Times

The Late Late Show, RTE1

Debating the marriage referendum
Marriage referendum debates and media appearances
RTE Radio 1, Spin 1038, Today FM, BBC Wales, BBC Scotland, ABC Australia, Monocle 24, Newstalk, Canadian radio wires, BBC Woman's Hour, etc.

Dublin Pride Political Debate, Pearse Street Library

Panel discussion
Saturday Night With Miriam, RTE1

GirlCrew, Irish Times building, Dublin
Speech about working in journalism

Let's Talk Equality, Electric Picnic

Panel discussion, Mindfield area
Music Critics, Irish Times Tent, Electric Picnic
Panel discussion
How The Yes Was Won, Electric Picnic
Panel discussion, Body & Soul area
The Future of Sex and Our Bodies, Electric Picnic
Chairing Science Gallery tent discussion
What We Call Love, IMMA
Launching IMMA's Autumn exhibition
Downstairs Dublin, Culture Night
Gave a reading from the Irish Times archive
Petty Cash, Barricade Inn, Dublin
Spoken word performance
Guts Magazine launch, Dublin
Reading from Kintsugi issue

Historical Society, Trinity College Dublin

Speech on the future of the Irish LGBTQ movement
I Got The Seanchaí, I Got The Secret, Dublin
Come Rhyme With Me production at the Project Arts Centre as part of the Bram Stoker Festival
Chasing The Rainbow
Workshop talk for young European LGBT rights campaigners

Banter, Other Voices, Dingle

Guest at Jim Carroll's Banter series in Foxy Johns