The 8th Amendment was a constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland, which remained in effect from 1983 to its repeal by popular vote in 2018. ‘In her Shoes – Women of the Eighth’ began as a grassroots movement on Facebook sharing anonymous stories of the negative impacts of the 8th. Within six months, the ‘In Her Shoes’ Facebook page had an organic following of 115,000 and a reader reach of 4 million per week.
Creator and curator, Erin Darcy, now tells the story of how ‘In Her Shoes’ came to be, touching on themes of birth and pregnancy loss, grief, depression, motherhood and activism.
Fully illustrated by the author, this book will speak to the historical importance of women’s storytelling and include a collection of individual stories from 32 anonymous contributors, representing the 32 counties on the island of Ireland.