Ed. Kathy D’Arcy (2018)
Paperback, ISBN 978-0-9935803-6-9
Autonomy is a women-led collection of stories, poems, memoirs, essays, articles, screenplays and more exploring what it means to have bodily autonomy. Read it if you don’t understand why no-one should ever be forced to stay pregnant against their will. Read it if you do understand, and would like to be part of the change.
Contributors include An Féinics, Yvonne Aherne, Ursula Barry, Amanda Bell, Maureen Boyle, Dylan Brennan, Margaret Cahill, Niamh Campbell, Angela Carr, Anne Casey, Sarah Clancy, Trish Connolly, Mary Coogan, Jennifer Seaman Cook, Elaine Cosgrove, Megan Cronin, Alana Daly Mulligan, Amelia de Buyl-Pisco, Taryn de Vere, Kate Dempsey, Dick Edelstein, Elaine Feeney, Eileen Flynn, Anna Foley, Sinead Gleeson, Eva Griffin, Claire Hennessy, Fatima Hijas, Eleanor Hooker, Aoife Inman, Matt Kennedy, Mary-Louise Lynch, Shaunna Lee Lynch, Emer Martin, Aoibheann McCann, Niamh McCormack, Katie McDermott, Sandra McAvoy, Nicola Moffat, Elizabeth Murray, Aoife Ní Bhriann, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Sharon Nolan, Sinead Nolan, Sue Norton, Catriona’ Brian, Aisling O’ Connor, Fiona O’ Connor, Marcella O’ Connor, Tina Pisco, Emilie Roberts, Donna Rose, Clíona Saidléar, Sophie Segura, Annette Skade, Tracey Smith, Cara Spelman, Storm, Deirdre Sullivan, Anne Tannam, Chloe Warmington, Emily Waszak, Grace Wilentz.
Profits from the sale of this book will go to support those working to ensure that all women have access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, including safe, legal abortion.
About the Editor
Kathy D’Arcy is a Cork-based poet, writing teacher and pro-choice activist.
Reviews & Media Coverage
“Secrets, Lies and Home Truths”, by Anne Casey, Verity LA, May 1, 2018
“Irish doctor-turned-editor pens book about women’s reproductive rights”, by Taryn De Vere, Her, April 2018
Review of Autonomy, by Anita Patel, Not Very Quiet, April 21, 2018
Review of Autonomy, by Aisling Walsh, Headstuff, April 21, 2018
Kathy D’Arcy’s #Autonomy, The Echo Chamber Podcast, Episode 51, April 15, 2018
Review of Autonomy, by Jess McKinney, The Glass Wall, April 11, 2018
“When Archives Meet Activism: The Role of Historical Research in the Irish Abortion Debate”, by Matthew Worswick, April 11, 2018
“Women’s bodies were absent from Irish history, except as tools, cyphers or vessels”, Kathy D’Arcy, The Irish Times, April 9, 2018
“Autonomy edited by Kathy D’Arcy, Repeal the 8th edited by Una Mullally review”, by Martina Evans, The Irish Times, April 7, 2018
“Autonomous voices”, interview with Kathy D’Arcy, the contemporary small press, March 23, 2018