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46: #46 | Louise Shanagher: Lou Lou Rose

6/20/2018
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**Louise Shanagher: Lou Lou Rose** On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil speaks to [Louise Shanagher](https://www.louiseshanagher.com/aboutlouiseshanagher). [Lou Lou Rose](https://www.louiseshanagher.com/loulourose) is the creative partnership of Louise, a children's therapist and visual artist, Rose Finerty. Lou Lou Rose aims to nurture and promote positive mental health for children through a series of books, videos and affirmation cards. In this episode, Dil and Louise discuss what...

Duration:00:41:25

45: #45 | Pride Launch 2018

6/13/2018
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**Pride Launch 2018** On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil records from the Civic Offices at Dublin County Council, for the launch of Pride 2018. This is the 35th anniversary of Pride, and the theme for this year’s Pride is family. First up, Dil has a chat with Clodagh Leonard, the chairperson for Pride, and we also hear from some of the people involved in organising Pride for this year, with Clodagh as the M.C. (07:55) Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha First to speak at the event is the Lord...

Duration:01:05:07

44: #44 | Conor Mahon: Anxiety in Sexual Minorities

6/8/2018
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On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil is joined by Conor Mahon. Conor is the principal investigator in the Anxiety in Sexual Minorities Study, at DCU. In this episode, Conor and Dil cover a broad range of topics, including the correlation between social anxiety and sexual orientation, the discrimination that can go on within the LGBTQI+ community, and the issue of internalised homophobia, as well as safety behaviours in response to social anxiety, and how to cope with such behaviours....

Duration:00:48:20

43: #43 | A look into Homeopathy

6/6/2018
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On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil is joined by Krysia Lynch, Sheelagh Behan and Nanni Schluenz (Midwife Nanni) to discuss homeopathy and its applications to childbirth. Krysia Lynch is a doula, a homeopath and the chair of AIMS Ireland. Sheelagh Behan is a homeopath and a representative of the Irish Society of Homeopaths. Nanni Schluenz (Midwife Nanni) is a midwife specialising in homebirths. She also makes great use of homeopathy in her practice. In this episode, Dil, Krysia,...

Duration:01:08:14

42: #42 | Together for Yes at the Intercontinental Hotel

5/30/2018
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**Together for Yes at the Intercontinental Hotel** On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil is at the Together for Yes event in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, for the announcement of the referendum results. Dil interviews some of the people involved with the incredible Together for Yes campaign, and we hear passionate speeches celebrating what was an amazingly successful campaign. (01:20) Denise Charlton Denise is the head of fundraising for Together for Yes. She and Dil discuss...

Duration:01:31:55

41: Sparking Change with Dil #41 | Together 4 Yes at the Honest2Goodness Market

5/23/2018
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On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil records once again from the Honest2Goodness market and talks to people about the upcoming referendum. Included in this episode are Emma, Sinéad, Tracy and Karen at the together4Yes table, who discuss the reality of abortion for Irish women, the dangers of being complacent in the vote, interactions with the no voters, and of course the huge importance for men to get out and vote. Dil also discusses lawyers4yes with Fiona de Londras, who are...

Duration:00:28:17

40: #40 | Young Social Innovator of the Year Awards 2018

5/18/2018
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**Young Social Innovator of the Year Awards 2018** On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil hosts the Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards in Croke Park, where she has conversations with four groups of students, who discuss their projects and views on social issues. (05:40) Generation Z: What Do We Care About? In the first group, Dil talks with Niamh, Jade, Ellie, Eimear, Emma, and Eva about being in Generation Z, and the challenges that being part of that—the first generation to grow...

Duration:01:32:34

39: #39 | Dóchas Conference 2018

5/16/2018
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On this incredibly captivating episode of Sparking Change, Dil hosts from the Dóchas Conference 2018 in Croke Park, where she is joined by a star-studded line up of human rights activists from around the world. 01:20 Suzanne Keatinge: CEO of Dóchas First up, we hear from Suzanne Keatinge, who is the CEO of Dóchas. Dóchas is a network for organisations committed to tackling poverty and inequality around the world. Suzanne and Dil discuss the importance of having uncomfortable conversations,...

Duration:02:03:54

38: #38 | Miriam Dowling and Sandra Dillon of the Green Ribbon Campaign

5/11/2018
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On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil speaks to Miriam Dowling and Sandra Dillon, who are ambassadors for the Green Ribbon Campaign. The annual Green Ribbon Campaign takes place every May, and aims to get people talking openly about common mental health problems. This campaign promotes open conversation about mental health and it challenges the associated stigma that sometimes comes with it. 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide and free of charge as a visual symbol to end...

Duration:00:43:23

37: #37 | Stories For Repeal: Catherine Hayes

5/9/2018
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**Stories for Repeal: Catherine Hayes** On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil speaks to Catherine Hayes about her experiences and perspective as a GP since the referendum to introduce the eighth amendment in 1983. Catherine Hayes has had an astounding medical career. She worked on the Rotunda Hospital’s pilot sexual assault treatment unit in 1985, she was a GP with the sole responsibility for the care of female prisoners in Mount Joy prison, and was visiting medical expert for the...

Duration:00:45:16

36: #36 | Stephen Lehane: Mr. Gay Ireland 2017

5/4/2018
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**Stephen Lehane: Mr. Gay Ireland 2017** In this episode Dil talks with the lively, lovely and chatty Stephen Lehane. Stephen was Mr. Gay Ireland in 2017, and holds a degree in deaf studies from Trinity College, Dublin. If you’re familiar with the show, First Dates (which you definitely are), then you may remember Stephen as one half of the first ever date in Irish Sign Language on the show. In this episode, Stephen and Dil discuss the Mr. Gay Ireland award—why it was set up and what...

Duration:00:23:08

35: #35 | Harry Conway and Fay Dunn: Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland

5/2/2018
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In this informative episode of Sparking Change, Dil is joined by Harry Conway and Fay Dunn of Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland. Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia in the UK and Ireland, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland aims to raise awareness of Dyspraxia/DCD in Ireland, create a better understanding of the difficulties people with Dyspraxia/DCD and their families face, and endeavor to...

Duration:00:34:41

34: #34 | Dr. Shaun O’Boyle: Founder of House of STEM

4/27/2018
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**Dr. Shaun O’Boyle: Founder of House of STEM** In this episode of Sparking Change, Dil is joined by the amazingly active and affable Dr. Shaun O’Boyle to discuss inclusiveness for all genders and sexualities within the science community. As well as having a PhD in Developmental Biology, and founding Bureau—a production company that makes podcasts, radio documentaries and audio stories—Shaun is the founder of House of STEM: a new community-led initiative working to improve LGBTQ+ support,...

Duration:00:36:15

33: #33 | Emma and Andrew McGee: Psychs for Choice

4/25/2018
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**Emma and Andrew McGee: Psychs for Choice** This week on Sparking Change, Dil is joined by Andrew and Emma McGee of Psychs4Choice. Psychs (or Psychologists) for Choice is a pro-repeal group that informs people about the research evidence about how abortion can affect mental health. It especially encourages self care among repealers throughout the referendum campaign. The upcoming referendum has seen a lot of abuse thrown back and forth, particularly on social media. As well as this, there...

Duration:00:48:48

32: #32 | Philippa Ryder and Dermot McCarthy: The Gay Games

4/20/2018
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**Philippa Ryder and Dermot McCarthy: The Gay Games** This episode is an exciting first for Sparking Change, as Dil talks sport! Dil is joined by the hilarious, and extremely impressive (not to mention inspiring) Philippa Ryder and Dermot McCarthy, to discuss the upcoming Gay Games in Paris this August. Philippa is one of the early committee members of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). She is beyond excited to be representing Ireland in the cycling event of this years Gay Games....

Duration:00:37:17

Sparking Change with Dil #9 | Perinatal Mental Health

12/10/2017
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In her weekly editorial Dil talks about the importance of nurturing a sense of spirituality as part of enhancing wellbeing and mental health. We focus on Perinatal Mental Health as Ireland launched its first perinatal mental health strategy and hear how the quality of the birth can impact on the mental health of women. We […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #9 | Perinatal Mental Health se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:58:29

Sparking Change with Dil #8 | Ibrahim Halawa

12/3/2017
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In the summer of 2013 a 17-year-old Ibrahim Halawa travelled to Egypt with his 3 sisters, Omaima, Somaia and Fatima Halawa, to visit their extended family. A tradition they had followed almost every summer since they were born. Ibrahim had just completed his leaving cert and was applying to college in Dublin to study engineering. […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #8 | Ibrahim Halawa se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:53:25

Sparking Change with Dil #7 | World AIDS Day and FemFest

11/30/2017
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In her editorial Dil talks honestly about her body image issues and how giving birth helped her heal her relationship with her body. We mark World Aids Day as we ask, from a Global and Irish perspective, are we anywhere near to zero infections? We hear about Femfest, a leadership conference organised by the National Women’s Council of Ireland […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #7 | World AIDS Day and FemFest se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:04:55

Sparking Change with Dil #6 | Homeless and Housing Crisis in Ireland

11/23/2017
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This week we dedicate the full episode to the homeless and housing crisis in Ireland. In her editorial Dil shares her own personal experience of being homeless in Sri Lanka and how it impacted her mental health. We speak to people on the ground who are voluntarily helping people struggling with homelessness while also attempting […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #6 | Homeless and Housing Crisis in Ireland se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:02:19

Sparking Change with Dil #5 | James Kavanagh, Monnine Griffith & Grace Dyas

11/16/2017
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This week on Sparking Change in her editorial Dil talks about the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTI young people to come out as part of BeLonG To’s STAND UP LGBT Awareness Week. Social media influencer and Snapchat sensation James Kavanagh joins us to share his personal experience of homophobic bullying […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #5 | James Kavanagh, Monnine Griffith & Grace Dyas se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:21:55