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Naturally Orla

Poet – Treehugger – Activist – Writes Stories About Witches

Solarpunk

I have spent so much time on war, The more time I spent singing for peace The more I became a piece of wasted fury, Maybe not wasted when anger is A fundamentally logical response to injustice, But if it’s... Continue Reading →

The Wonders of Over-Sharing

"You should really be more careful what you put online?" "Aren't you worried people will find out you're bi/mentally ill/really angry about bogs more often than is socially acceptable?" Honestly maybe. Is there a culture of over-sharing on social media?... Continue Reading →

How To Begin

When you walk into a psychologists office they offer you a seat a glass of water and a stupid question:   how are you?   Fine.   How to begin? At some point I learned how to walk, younger than... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Lifestyle Bloggers Lie But it’s OK

The problem with “sustainable lifestyle” bloggers is that they’re liars.   That does not mean that they are always lying on purpose or that a sustainable or minimalist lifestyle is not a good thing to have but ultimately, they’re selling... Continue Reading →

Merry Ethical Christmas

I love all major holidays (any excuse for glittery eye-shadow and a party) and so I love Christmas too. I love decorating, I love the buzz of picking a present for someone you know is just right and I definitely... Continue Reading →

How to communicate biodiversity?

One of my main areas of research is in biodiversity communication and advocacy. While I can provide all the proper definitions of biodiversity recognised by the UN there is always an issue in its communication in that you are basically... Continue Reading →

Write my masters thesis (Bucket List #29)

As per my ongoing This is not a bucket list Bucket let, #29 was to write my masters thesis which I have done! I spent six months of my life eyeball deep in data on biodiversity monitoring citizen science in... Continue Reading →

Has Ireland’s environmental activism lost its teeth?

One of the strongest memories of my childhood was my family visiting the eco-warriors who lived in the trees in Glen of the Downs woods beside the N11. We had recently moved to Bray, the M50 did not exist and... Continue Reading →

Sing at a Protest: VOICES4CHOICE (Bucket List #45)

The Repeal the 8th campaign in Ireland to repeal an amendment to our constitution which makes most forms of abortion not only illegal but unconstitutional. All constitutional changes in Ireland are subject to popular vote or referendum. Voices for Choice... Continue Reading →

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