Welcome to volume two! This last year has been one of the best experiences all of us who work on Cinders have ever had. It has been so wonderful to watch this magazine become a reality, moving on from a dream that many of us have shared for many years. It gives us so much pleasure to take our little magazine that could from its first issues into our second year.
We’ve had some incredible highlights from issue one, from interviews with the likes of Ashely Clements, Mary Kate Wiles, Deirdre Sullivan, Meg Grehan, Karen Vaughan and Diana Mirza to looking at feminist influences in pop culture. We’ve looked at some of our favorite tv shows, brilliant movies and incredible historical figures with all around feminist and entertaining writer, Grainne Coyne! We also were lucky enough to be finalists in the V by Very Blog awards Ireland in the books and literature category and shortlisted in the Politics category!
Feminism is still a tricky word for some people – that’s a fact that we at Cinders would love to change. Here, editor Méabh McDonnell talks about her journey to becoming a feminist.
The more people who realise that Feminism merely means believing that women deserve equal treatment, respect and rights to men, the better. We need to de-mystify the word. We also need to acknowledge the importance of intersectionality, the idea that some women have more to deal with than others. While you may feel that feminism has done its job for you, it may not for your LGBTQIA+ friend, your POC colleague, or your non-cisgendered idol. Continue reading Finding my Way to Feminism
Welcome To Cinders Issue Three! We hope you enjoy our issue inspired by that addiction of all Ravenclaws at heart – learning and reading. We also delve into Beauty and the Beast, the best studying tips, the psychological explanation of schizophrenia and much, much more!
You’ll be queuing up for new books all month long!
Click here to download the third issue of Cinders Magazine: Bookworms for free!
Happy International Women’s Day to one and all! Over here at Cinders we’re hard at work for issue three but we decided to create a special image to honour a very small section of the women who inspire us and our magazine! Read issue two on our front page now!
Or download your free copy here: cinders-issue-two-final
We have some fantastic articles in this issue including the benefits of Galentines day, the brilliant friendships of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, an interview with author Erika McGann, and (CW) the answers to every question you’ve ever had about your period.
Contributors to issue two are: Méabh McDonnell, Grainne Coyne, Teresa Mulhern, Caitriona Fahy, Rose Joyce, Sheil Say Words and Jenna Reimer!
The content is smart, insightful and at times very, very funny. We’re sure it will brighten up your Galentine’s day, it certainly made ours!
Here in Cinders towers we’re knee deep in issue 2 of Cinders magazine – out on February 13th! But as a treat for those of you who were unable to attend the launch we have a video to make it seem as though you were there!
We also have co-editor Grainne Coyne’s speech which she was unable to deliver on the night but are very happy to be able to share it here!
To say I was delighted when Meabh asked last September if I would like to embark on the amazing magazine that is Cinders is an understatement. The first issue is full of everything a fangirl can dream of as well as poetry, art, mental health and feminism….the list is endless, I am only jealous I didn’t have a copy of Cinders when I was a teenager, but I am glad that young women get to experience Cinders today. I am sorry I can’t be there this evening, but I am so honoured that I get to be a part of the amazing project that is Cinders. I am so happy that I get to help spread a positive message out there for so many young women. – Grainne Coyne