Dying with Dignity Ep: 29

Join Caroline on Glow West this week as campaigner Vicky Phelan shares her story of battling cervical cancer and the HSE. Vicky speaks about self care when diagnosed with a terminal illness, and why it is important to fight for the right to die with dignity. We also speak about media ethics and the risk of retraumatisation from having to […]

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Big and little orgasms – Masturbation & self care Ep: 28

Join Glow West this week as we have a fun romp through the world of self pleasure and orgasms with sex edutainment extraordinaire Dirty Lola. Lola talks about how to maximise your masturbation experience, from choosing a sex toy to how to find out what your body likes. Lola also covers the differences between explosive orgasms and more gentle ones, […]

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Vaginismus and Me: Ep.27

This week on Glow West Caroline is joined by Lisa Mackenzie, co-founder of the Vaginismus Network which is a UK based support network for people who suffer from vaginismus. Lisa talks about her journey from suffering in silence to becoming an advocate and supporting people with the condition. Lisa explains how vaginismus manifests, how it can be diagnosed, and how […]

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Period Poverty and Eco Friendly Periods: Ep 26

In this live episode Glow West explores how we can make periods sustainable and inclusive. Caroline speaks to Claire Hunt from Homeless Period Ireland and Ella Daish, activist and campaigner to end period plastic. Claire and Ella discuss how a lack of access to period products can impact vulnerable people and affect dignity. The environmental impact of plastic in period […]

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Visual Terrorism & Sex Work Images: Ep.25

How can a photo be weaponised?  Caroline is joined this week by PhD researcher Camille Waring who discusses the politics of sex work imagery. A sex worker and academic, Camille explains how photos can contain power, and delves into the hierarchy (whorearchy) present in sex work. She also explores how power dynamics between sex workers, clients, and academia plays out. […]

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Revenge Porn aka Image Based Sexual Abuse Ep.24

In this live recording Caroline is joined by sexual violence campaigner and host of PACwoman podcast Linda Hayden. We chat to support worker Susan Walsh from the Sexual Health Centre in Cork, and Megan Jrenee, a victim of revenge porn and campaigner. Listen in as we discuss the legislation needed, why we need to reframe this conversation, and what you […]

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Self love and stretch marks: Ep 23

This week the Glow West podcast explores the body positivity movement with Stephanie Yeboah, author of Fattily Ever After. Stephanie explains how the community has been co-opted by brands and why the fat acceptance movement is more authentic. She also shares her experiences of dating while black and fat, and explains how racism & the media impact the sexualisation of […]

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Sex Work, The Law, and Safety : Ep22

Join Glow West for another live podcast, this time with Kate McGrew from Sex Workers Alliance Ireland. Kate explains how covid has impacted sex workers in Ireland, and why it is important for sex workers and allies to contribute to the current review of sex work laws in Ireland which closes on Sept 11th. Under the current law, violent attacks […]

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