This week, writer, comedian, actress and activist Tara Flynn joined Jarlath to discuss her journey in finding the courage to speak out in recent years (3:00), what it’s like living with systemic sexism in comedy (17:00) and her desire to create a conversation about the need for broad access to abortion (36:00). In this fascinating chat, Tara explains her own journey to have an abortion in the Netherlands (26:00) and the concept of consenting to sex and not pregnancy (40:00). With refreshing honesty, Tara also explains how we are all learning when it comes to avoiding racial slurs and discrimination (50:00).
From growing up in a run-down and unassuming Kinsale in the 1970s (7:00), to how she found herself when she found performance (11:00) and tackling the issue of “women aren’t funny” (20:00), and much more, this episode is a truly enjoyable conversation with one of Ireland’s most prominent voices.
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