Áine Greaney saw life differently after reading a book and asks whether a book can make us change our minds.

Turning Over a New Leaf



I remember clearly the time and place I lost my homophobia. It was 1983—three decades before my native and adopted countries both achieved marriage equality. On a Saturday morning, I was lying in bed in my rented flat. A year earlier, aged 20, I had graduated from college and moved from Dublin to a midlands town and my first ‘real’ job as a primary schoolteacher. That flat was always freezing, so I snuggled under my duvet with The Well of Loneliness. […]


By Áine Greaney


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