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About sabinabrennan

I don't believe that we are any one thing. What and who we are at any moment in time is complex and context dependent. While labels are a useful shorthand that help us to navigate the world, all too often they play into people's prejudices and preconceptions. Here is a list of labels about me that begin with the letter 'p' Psychologist, Parent, Pro-Equality, Pacifist, Photographer, Perfectionist I could just as easily select another letter and make a different list of 'About me' labels. So try not to prejudge its just a list of labels beginning with 'p'

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

iConnected In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connected.”

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Aylan Kurdi and Martin Reilly two little boys a century apart 

My granddad Martin Reilly was 2 years old when his parents Philip and Elizabeth took him and his five siblings on an overcrowded steamship in search of a better life in Argentina in 1889. The same age as Aylan Kurdi the little … Continue reading

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Brain Health Matters: 1. Decline is not inevitable

When I was developing a brain health awareness campaign for the European Commission I asked people what they feared most about growing old and they told me  that they feared losing their memory and their independence. They also told me that dementia … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

Contrast Click on the images to view gallery In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”

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Honesty Matters: Blog Awards Ireland 2015

NEWSFLASH!! Honesty Matters has been long-listed in 2 categories in the Blog Awards Ireland 2015. Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Blog Post. In the true spirit of my blog I have to be honest though and admit that the list is very, very, long … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

Scruffy’s Day In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.”

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An open letter to Liam Payne of One Direction – Try a Little harder

Dear Liam, I believe that you are being honest when you say that you are not homophobic. I also believe that you genuinely meant no harm. I don’t believe that you should be vilified for your “throw away statement” about a song that … Continue reading

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Secular education: Avoiding the tyranny of the majority

On August 8 my letter ‘A right to education without indoctrination’ was published in the Irish Times. It was an edited version of my blog  ‘Original sin, a four-year old and state-funded education’ On August 11 the Irish Times published … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

Piece of Meat To be regarded merely as a sex object, to be treated as a ‘piece of meat’, is pretty creepy. I used a lot of negative space to echo the negative connotations. I wanted the meat to look like a … Continue reading

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How many child rapes occur to give rise to 600 births a year?

This photo was taken on my confirmation day one month shy of my 10th birthday It captures my mortification at being asked to hold hands with my cousin who is clearly also uncomfortable, I think he may even be blushing. I am … Continue reading

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