In my almost 40 years on this planet I don’t think anyone has ever described me as a wallflower.
‘Messer’, ‘Mad Yoke’ or ‘Little Bitch’ are more along the lines of the phrases used, intended, I am sure, in the nicest possible way 😬
I was born a feminist – a flaming ginger haired toddler with a great imagination, in-built compassion for vulnerable humans & animals – and the desire to stand up for everyone’s rights in a very loud way.
Loud, of course, because as a woman, you have to shout sometimes to be heard & that’s ok. Coz if we need to shout.. fuck it, we’ll just shout.
And then someone gave me a microphone. I can’t remember who that first person was but I’m sure they regret it now.
I’ve been shouting through my art & creativity for a long time. I wrote plays, I did stand-up, I created shows & gigs which parodied the bullshit & injustices that certain unequal members of our country & others have to deal with.
I created Raising Ireland & wrote a book because I thought it was important to empower young mothers to see that they were part of a great support network & that they were fabulous.
I put on my big girl shoes when Sive O’Brien & HerFamily.ie came knocking on early 2015 & I grabbed that job by the (let’s not say pussy) HORNS because it was a dream job and a half.
Today, Maximum Media has announced is super exciting plans to evolve into a broadcast platform, to rival current tv offerings which are already struggling, as we all know.
I am GIDDY with excitement to tell you that I am going to be a part of it!I get to present HerFamily’s flagship Facebook Live show The MotherLoad in 2017.
The MotherLoad will interview parents with stories to share & discuss parenting issues of the week in the usual HerFamily style – relaxed, real & most-importantly, with zero molly-coddling!
As you can imagine I’m so delighted with myself that I’m having a glass of bubbles in the bath so – cheers!! X
*The full link to today’s announcement in The Irish Times is here if you want to give it a read!*
That’s great news Sharyn. I’m looking forward to seeing the new Facebook live show in 2017. Sure no better woman 😉
Feckin delighted for you – no better woman!
That’s fantastic news, congrats!
Ah well done Sharyn! No better woman for that role! Best of luck, really looking forward to seeing it!
Well done. The link to the Irish times article didn’t work but I copied and pasted.
Delighted for you. You are such a hard worker. Well deserved. How exciting for you.
Fantastic.. well done.. i will look out for it for sure x im sure you will smash it
Oh congratulations Sharyn!
What a perfect perfect job for you. Looking forward to watching X