Friday, May 19, 2017

Community Events

I do not know what came over me.. oh wait I do know... It was a surge of hormones because my body was changing. As it would because of the life form safely residing in my womb. I sat down and envisioned a series of community events to be held within 12 months. I did so because of my desire to keep my creative juices flowing even when it would be raining dirty nappies.

And so along with a little boy, TEDxCorkSalon 2016/2017 was born too.  TEDxCorkSalon is a place for diverse, passionate and open-minded individuals to connect with each other.  Six salons have been completed since June 2016. Each salon has been special and specifically designed with themes relevant to the people of Cork. It has been an exhilarating journey that covered themes of vintage culture, music, body image, new year resolutions, community art and masculinity. The salons have not only featured live speakers, but also artistic performances, interactive workshops, sparked interesting community discussions and a world cafe discussion.

I wanted to make note of the amazing passion that prevails when a few people come together because of one idea. It is overwhelming to be part of a group who work with each other seamlessly. I am grateful to have the help and time of a fistful of talented, hardworking Doers whose integrity is inspiring. Without them the idea..that seed in my brain wouldn't have thrived and borne fruit and flowers as remarkably as it did. Thank you :)




Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cap'n Log for TEDxCorkWomen 6th Dec 2013

- Freedom from Conformity - 

A journey that further proves that a borderless world is achievable.

After months of preparation, winding roads and a huge collective learning curve - with the support of my super efficient and fabulously sleek team we created an unforgettable TEDxCorkWomen event. 

 



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In a Lovely New Box Made Just for Us

The last time I was here, I was agitated with the concept of arranged marriages. I still am!

'Our Ceremony'
However, I do believe in marriage and all that it symbolises. No - not because I am conditioned to but because it was the choice I made! It's been 2 years now. He is yin and I am yang. He is grounded, strong, precise and am away in the mountains and in the sea breeze. He adores black and I love all colours.We both giggle like children all the time.

 Is it easy? That is subjective - everyone has a different threshold. Is it wonderful? Yes ! How? At the end of the day all I want is to watch him brush his teeth, charge his phone and come to bed. Simple rituals.

The wedding itself was chaotic. It had to be - it was a synergy of two cultures..two families..two worlds..east and west. But it was OUR way. I am in a box that we built , are building, filled with our values and our goofiness.