Archive | January, 2012

Upcoming stand up gigs – if you fancy catching my act?

I was in Foam Cafe last Saturday night and I absolutely loved every minute of it. My first time to perform my stand up as part of a burlesque show! Needless to say I was slightly overdressed! Anyway since last Saturday I have been booked for several gigs: The Bankers Saturday 4th February Panti Bar […]

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Monday 6th February 7pm – Don’t forget our Alcohol Free Comedy Club is back!

Alright folks – please spread the word, next Monday 6th February Ireland’s First Alternative Alcohol Free Comedy Club is back. Our line up is : Ian Perth Aedin Darmondy Rob Coyle Fiona Fitzpatrick Headliner- resident Laughter Lounge MC and author of the very insightful and funny – “Where Do Daddies Come From?” Steve Cummins I’ll […]

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What’s your dream job?

When was the last time you asked yourself “what is my dream job”? This is how I started every single interview when I was working as a recruitment consultant in the Irish recruitment industry for almost 8 years. Now as a trainer working with job seeking migrants I am still asking the same question.   […]

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How does the media portray women? “Misrepresentation – Miss Representation”

In response to my earlier post – “If they can see it – they can be it” Geena Davis on gender inequality in children’s entertainment I was adviced about the film Miss Representation – thanks Clare! We must arrange screenings in Ireland asap! About the film as taken from their website www.misrepresentation.org: Like drawing back […]

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Lady Oscar – my childhood anime heroine

Whilst researching the item on the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media (see below) I was reminded of an animated series I adored when I was growing up in Italy. Featuring breathtakingly beautiful anime, action, adventure and even lesbian undertones! To top it off it even highlighted issues of freedom, liberty and equality! Is […]

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“If they can see it – they can be it” Geena Davis on gender equality in children’s entertainment

In Ireland we are continually speaking of the importance of striving for greater female representation in politics and the media. But have you ever stopped to notice if the entertainment that our children are watching portray positive female role models? Well, Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis did and was astounded to see a […]

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Amnesty International – my healthcare dream for Ireland

Healthcare is a human right. It is the government’s responsibility to protect that right. Amnesty International is calling on the government to guarantee equal access to healthcare for everyone in Ireland. We all get sick. Not all of us can afford to. But what does health and healthcare mean to you? I was asked to […]

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“Stand up for mental health” at First Fortnight mentioned in the Irish Times

I have to admit I was “bricking it” – I have never been so nervous in my life! Not only was I part of such an illustrious panel of speakers but I was doing jokes about a topic which is very personal and close to the bone for me – my mental health. As if […]

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Doing “Stand up for Mental Health” at First Fortnight Soapbox

Where: The Button Factory When: Saturday January 14 – 2.30pm How much: FREE!!!! Ireland needs meaningful discussion on mental health. To start this conversation, we’ve gathered well-known voices from Irish cultural life to share their ideas and bring their personal interpretation of the subject to life through performance, prose, music and all important discussion. Hosted […]

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My first holiday as an Irish citizen and going back to my childhood home – Rome

I started the New Year with a bang as on the 1st of January my partner and I jetted off for a week in La Bella Roma. This was a very special trip for me for a number of reasons. Firstly – I was born in Rome to Sri Lankan parents and lived there till […]

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