I’m Paula Dennan; I’m from Dublin but swapped city life for the quietness of Co. Kerry in 2013. Cornflakegirl’s Musings has been through some changes since I started it back in 2011, but is best described as a blog about books, feminism and life.
My interest in feminism and LGBTQ+ rights and experiences has turned me into an activist and organiser.
I am a founding member and the current Convener of Kerry for Choice; a pro-choice group advocating for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution and for the introduction of free, safe, legal and accessible about in Ireland. We are part of the national Abortion Rights Campaign and members of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.
I’ve written about how I became pro-choice here – Notes on being pro-choice
I’ve also written about some of the ways you can get involved in the campaign to repeal the Eight Amendment here – #RepealThe8th – what you can do to help
In 2015 I was involved with Yes Equality Kerry and canvassed for the marriage referendum. An experience I wrote about here – Marriage equality: the LGBTQ+ community, canvassing and voting yes
I’m part of the Bi+ Ireland Coordinating Team and help out with all things social media and website related. Bi+ Ireland aims to create a space where bi+ people can make friends, access peer support and reduce any isolation they may experience. I wrote about making sure people in rural areas have the spaces and supports they need here – Being bi+ in rural Ireland
I can usually be found with a book in my hand or sharing links on social media to articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that has caught my attention.