I read Rebecca’s Solnit’s Silence and powerlessness go hand in hand – women’s voices must be heard and was moved to tears.
Then I went out and spoke. Two Women Aloud 2017 events in Belfast to celebrate International Women’s Day let me add my voice to others.
First, the flashmob where we strolled around a late-morning city centre like troubadours to read our work, and made some noise. Then a wonderful reading (two stages!) in Easons, Belfast.
The atmosphere at both events was gorgeous. It was a really fun experience, and the reading audiences were so attentive and supportive. And it was brilliant to have so much talent showcased.
But the important thing was that women’s voices were heard.
Thanks to Jane Talbot, Jo Zebedee and all at Women Aloud for organising. All I had to do was show up.