Erin Darcy

Artist. Activist. Rebel. Mother Maker. 
Creating within the chaos of motherhood in Galway, Ireland

About the book :: 

A memoir and anthology, beautifully bound and presented. Published with New Island Books, an independent Irish publisher. 

I am writing the story of community, activism, motherhood, grief, trauma, belonging. I am writing the story of my journey to Ireland, through to my motherloss, and creating an art project that became a pivotal part of the Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment.  

In Her Shoes is a testament to the importance of women’s stories. How giving space for the taboo to walk among us can be healing and transform a nation. I take you on a journey of how grief can push us through and bring new things into life, while nestled in the heart of the book are 32 consenting anonymous stories of people impacted by the eighth amendment in Ireland. The stories shared within the Facebook page are some of the most harrowing testimonies I have ever had the privilege of holding space for, and giving a selection of them a forever home in a book allows for these sacrifices of our human rights and dignity to not be forgotten. 

The book forever nestles Her Story into history, a place where women are often written out. 


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