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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The Business of Bras : EP21

Cora Harrington aka The Linger Addicts joins Caroline this week on Glow West to delve into the world of lingerie. They talk about getting the perfect bra measurements and fabric, and how gender, disability, and race are important to consider when designing intimate apparel. Cora also discusses how to navigate the process of buying lingerie as a gift, and why […]

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Sharks, periods, and virginity myths : Ep 20

Join Caroline this week as she chats to OB-GYN Dr. Jenn Conti. As the author of The Vagina Book, Jenn busts some myths about periods, virginity, and explores if the G-spot really exists. Jenn also covers vaginal health including smear tests, and discusses how survivors of sexual assault can navigate this process. Image based sexual abuse (‘revenge porn’) and how […]

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Ep 19: Mr Leather Ireland: Pride and Community

Some people struggle to come out. Fionn Scott took a different approach and came out via national media. Fionn is an advocate for the fetish and leather communities in Ireland and abroad, and was crowned Mr Leather Ireland in 2019. Join Caroline as she chats to Fionn about winning this title the politics of pride, and why leather is hot […]

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