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52: #52 | From The VISUAL in Carlow: LGBTI Voices Report

8/15/2018
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This week on Sparking Change, Dil records from the VISUAL in Carlow, as she is joined by Joanne Donohoe of the Carlow Community Development partnership, and Hayley Fox Roberts, the consultant and author of the LGBTI voices report. The LGBTI Voices report was a research report into the needs and capacity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population of Carlow. The study was conducted through online surveys, one-to-one interviews and focus groups. Dil, Joanne and Hayley...

Duration:00:25:13

51: #51 | From the Gutter Bookshop: GAZE LGBT film festival

8/8/2018
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This week on Sparking Change, Dil joins us from the Gutter Bookshop as she first interviews Sarah Williams, the chairperson of GAZE LGBT film festival (more info here). The Gaze LGBT film festival has striven over the last 25 years to provide a platform for screening the best of LGBT cinema. The Festival is a place for the LGBT community and allies to come together to have fun, be moved, be challenged and become energised. The legacy of GAZE is a vibrant record of a changed Ireland. Dil...

Duration:00:55:21

50: #50 | Brian Teeling: Uncover

8/1/2018
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On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil is joined by photographer Brian Teeling to discuss his latest exhibition, Uncover, which has recently finished in Dublin, and will be at The Lavit Gallery in Cork from the 2nd–9th of August (more info here). Uncover will feature over fifty portraits of subjects drawn from a diverse cross-section of Irish LGBT+ life. The subjects of the exhibition are drawn from all walks of Irish society and include politicians, musicians, artists, activists and...

Duration:00:24:08

49: Sparking Change #49 | Discovery Gospel Choir: The Elephant in the Room

7/25/2018
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In this episode of Sparking Change, Dil interviews Uche, Mika and Daniel of the Discovery Gospel Choir. We then hear their amazing performance of ‘The Elephant in the Room’ at the Peacock Stage Theatre. Formed in 2004, Discovery Gospel Choir is home to a community of creatives from across the world. With over 30 members, this Dublin-based choir has become renowned for its unique fusion of gospel, folk and world music. Using music as a way to create and connect, audiences delight in hearing...

Duration:00:45:00

48: #48 |Children and Family Relationships Amendment Bill

7/18/2018
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On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil is joined by Senator Fintan Warfield, Paula Fagan, CEO of LGBT Ireland, as well as Dil’s wife, founder and clinical director of Insight Matters, Anne Marie Toole, to discuss the passage of the Children and Family Relationship Amendment Bill, as well as further improvements that need to be made. Yesterday, the Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Bill 2018 was passed in the Seanad after it passed through the Dáil last week. This will allow...

Duration:00:20:01

47: #47 | Su-Ming Khoo: IDEA Conference 2018

7/11/2018
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On this episode of Sparking Change, Dil interviews Su-Ming Khoo, and afterwards we hear speeches from the Irish Developmental Education Association (IDEA) Conference. In Dil’s interview with Su, they discuss what developmental education is, how Su thinks of education as the ‘motor for driving change’, and how Irish society has been progressing of late, as well as the encouraging signs of young people in Ireland having a keen interest in politics. Next, we hear Su-Ming and others speak at...

Duration:01:25:27

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...

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

Sparking Change with Dil #9 | Perinatal Mental Health

12/11/2017
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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

12/4/2017
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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

12/1/2017
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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

11/24/2017
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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

11/17/2017
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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

Sparking Change with Dil #4 | Maia Dunphy, Louise O’Neill and Noeline Blackwell

11/10/2017
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Dil shares her experience of sexual assault in the workplace as part of the #MeToo global movement. We meet Irish blogger, author, broadcaster and television producer Maia Dunphy she is now a mum of 2 year old Tom and has written her first book The M Word where she shares her experiences of dealing with […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #4 | Maia Dunphy, Louise O’Neill and Noeline Blackwell se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:01:11

Sparking Change with Dil #3 | Human Trafficking in Ireland, SPARK, Irish Aidlink and Girl Child Network

11/2/2017
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We have a packed third episode of Sparking Change with Dil as our host welcomes representatives from some of Ireland’s hardest working organisations to shine a light on various important topics; Human Trafficking in Ireland, Lone Parents in Crisis and the Humanitarian Crisis in Turkana, Northern Kenya. Human Trafficking in Ireland Edward Keegan (Anti-Trafficking Project […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #3 | Human Trafficking in Ireland, SPARK, Irish Aidlink and Girl Child Network...

Duration:01:17:33

Sparking Change with Dil #2 | Orla O’Connor (NWCI) and Tara Flynn

10/27/2017
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This week we meet actor, writer and comedian Tara Flynn for a conversation on women’s empowerment and the Repeal the 8th Amendment movement. Orla O’Connor of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) joins us to shed light on women’s rights in Ireland. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #2 | Orla O’Connor (NWCI) and Tara Flynn se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:05:27

Sparking Change with Dil #1 | Fintan O’Toole and Mary Coughlan

10/20/2017
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Jazz and Blues Singer Mary Coughlan joins us to shed light on her recent stance on George Hook’s victim blaming comments and we talk about Press Freedom with Irish Times Columnist Fintan O’Toole. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and if you like the show, please rate and review and […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil #1 | Fintan O’Toole and Mary Coughlan se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:08:47

Sparking Change with Dil | Trailer

10/17/2017
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Dil Wickremasinghe shines a light on the latest social justice and mental health stories and hopes to inspire positive social change one conversation at time. Listen to the trailer now, and make sure you subscribe to get new episodes of Sparking Change with Dil as soon as they come out! A week after her decade […] La entrada Sparking Change with Dil | Trailer se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:00:52