Category: Movement

DUBLIN – Sue Jordan was 16 years old when she stopped eating. She had to stop her stomach from growing. She couldn’t tell a soul about the baby growing inside. Eight months into her pregnancy, she told her family. The same night, she packed her things and left. “All hell broke loose,” she said. She […]

DUBLIN—On screen, a young woman vigorously shakes a pregnancy test in a convenience mart. “That ain’t no Etch-a-Sketch. This is one doodle that can’t be undid,” says the attendant at the counter. For some, Juno is a popular, coming-of-age, American film to watch with friends. For others, like Maynooth University student Niamh Codd, this is […]

BELFAST — In a city of walls, I found myself looking through a skylight. The day had been gray and rainy, but now light streamed through, illuminating the stairwell and the Irish Rugby poster that proclaimed, “Belief or Nothing.” The window was set into the slanted roof of a building on the north side of the […]


DUBLIN — It’s a Friday afternoon in the Irish capital. Talbot Street, not far from the city center, is host to a casino, a Starbucks and an Irish gift shop. But tucked in the middle of it all is the Anwar-E-Madina mosque. Just like every Friday, hundreds of men shuffle in and out of the […]