Everyday Stories


A storytelling & illustration project.

Everyday Stories is a project publishing personal accounts from people who have been affected by the 8th Amendment. In 2016 ten women a day* gave Irish addresses at UK abortion clinics. Many more cannot travel and order abortion pills online risking a 14 year jail sentence. We share these stories.

We are sharing these stories to share our experiences. You are invited to share your story as to how you have been affected by the 8th Amendment. Upon submission, it will be assigned to an illustrator and voice artist to ensure that every story that wants to be told, is told.

Everyday Stories is proud to be a member of the Coalition to Repeal the 8th.

*src: https://www.ifpa.ie/Hot-Topics/Abortion/Statistics

Everyday Stories recognises that not everyone who needs an abortion identifies as a woman. We publish stories from all who have been affected by the 8th Amendment be they cis, trans or gender fluid.

Audio Workshops


To help facilitate conversations around abortion in local, small group settings, the project is also available as a listening workshop.  Anyone can host a workshop and you can even have one in your living room!  We will provide you with the audio from the stories & a facilitation guide which you can use to guide a group discussion around abortion & the 8th Amendment.  The format is loose, but we do require that the facilitator remain neutral and not project their opinion on the group, but rather, allow the group to reach a independent conclusion.

Format

  • Group will listen to three stories, one story at a time.
  • The group will discuss each story, guided by the facilitator.
  • The aim of the workshop is to help participants understand the many nuances involved in having an abortion by allowing them to step into the shoes of the woman who is sharing her story.
  • The goal is not to force participants to become pro-choice/pro-life but to allow them to make up their own mind in a safe space.

Requirements

  • Any groups or individuals may host an event.  Workshops have been held in cafés, pubs and living rooms – whatever space you feel comfortable in.
  • A phone + internet / mp3 player is required to play the audio. A speaker is recommended if your group is larger than 4 people.

Please get in touch if you would like to host an event.

Launch Exhibition


Our first exhibition took place from Nov 7 - 9 in Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin.

We hope to bring the project, in one form or another, to every county in Ireland. Please get in touch if you would like to help host in your home county.