A freelance writer and translator with 7+ years working in communications, advocacy and activism with international development organisations including the UN and INGOs in Ireland, Guatemala, Mexico, Bolivia and Timor Leste. I hold an LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from the Irish Centre for Human Rights and a BA in Sociology, Politics and Spanish.
I write about feminism, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health, global justice, ESCR, human rights defenders, Latin American politics and culture, life between Ireland and Guatemala, and travel.
I have published feature articles in the The Irish Times, Women Under Siege, Open Democracy, Unearth Women, The Establishment, the Dangerous Women Project and HeadStuff. See my all my publications here:
I have experience translating and interpreting between English and Spanish including reports, policy documents and project proposals for Trócaire, WeEffect, AWO International and the International Centre for Research on Women among others.
My experience in interpreting includes consecutive interpretation in workshops, delegations and field visits for Trócaire and the International Land Coalition.
A chaotic mixture of colonial arches, crumbling art deco facades and architectural leftovers dating back to the 1980s. Street sellers hawk everything from batteries to freshly squeezed goats milk, while every street corner features a different preacher, clown, painter, artisan or activist.
Unearth Women: A Feminist City Guide to Guatemala City
If you add up economic accessibility, the essentialist overtones, and the majority participation of white women, what you are left with is a movement defined by rather considerable privilege with poor capacity for self-reflection or criticism.
Check out my Medium page for my full blog and below for my most recent posts!
On May 11th 2018 Guatemala Together for Yes, held our first and only event, in solidarity with the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish… Read more “From Guatemala to Ireland: #BeMyYes”
Guatemala & Ireland Together for Yes On a Tuesday night, with only a month to go before the referendum, I was pulling my hair out with the frustration… Read more “How Together4Yes Brought the Irish Together in Guatemala”
But,What if Repeal doesn’t pass?What will become of me and my country, where my life matters less than a ball of cells, where my worth is measured… Read more “All We Want is Choice”