Climate Artist Lucy Holms
It is the GREATEST honour to have climate activist and poet Lucy Holms as our guest this week. I saw Lucy perform "Rise" (go check it out on her instagram @lucyholmsx) at the first climate protest I attended, and was completely blown away by her spirit. As so many would say when they saw her, she made the collective consciousness of why we were all there and what we were fighting for palpable, through words and emotions. I am in total awe of this girl. This podcast is one of my most inspiring to date and I cannot thank Lucy enough for the time and extreme emotions it has taken her to share this incredible gift she has for summing up how we all feel. Listen for how activism can take its toll, how you can do your part, and major love buzz. Thank you to Depop for becoming a platform so many people use to buy second hand- supporting not only young passionate creatives- but also making sustainability sexy and encouraging individuality. Download the app today or head to depop.com to get started. This week's Depop shop of the week is @pasttrash... they've been my shop of the week before but I honestly think they deserve all the credit.
"Post-Coital Bed" DJ SoHotSoSpicy
This week we bring you Aoife Keane, or SoHotSoSpicy as she's known in the music industry. Aoife is a DJ, self love advocate and general legend who is just getting started. Aoife had wanted to learn how to DJ for years, but always felt that it was too late. After dropping out of college in Leads she was desperately searching for what could make her happy, so she decided to bite the bullet and learn to DJ. Now, she co-runs, DJs and hosts "Thrust Collective" with Gunslingers, Glimmerman, and DJ Gun Emoji . Listen to Aoife's thoughts on self love, changing paths and the importance to being able to learn in the music industry. Thank you to Depop who sponsor this podcast. This week's Depop shop of the week is @sylkstore "Boy and a Girl Working Towards a Sustainable Future" second hand garms supporting an incredibly hard working pair.
Taz Kelleher 1/2 of Sustainable Fashion Dublin
Today I bring you Taz Kelleher, 1 half of the incredible duo that is Sustainable fashion Dublin (instagram: sustainablefashiondublin ) . I have learned so much of what I talk about in terms of all sustainability (not just fashion) from this pair and it is an absolute honour to be able to pick Taz's brain. As to be expected, myself and Taz talk sustainable fashion versus fast fashion and get into the depths of what those words really mean. We discuss "greenwashing"; what it really is, how to stop it, why not to fall for it...but mostly we talk about rejecting the complex marketing strategies aimed to make us feel like we're "off trend" or "not cool". Rejecting fast fashion has made a huge difference to how I feel about how I look, and that's something Taz highlights herself. We talk about our own journeys with "fitting in" and what that meant to us as teenagers versus what that means to us now. Thank you Depop for celebrating individuality and sponsoring this podcast. For my best Depop shop of the week yet I have chosen @ninecrows . Nine Crows is where I work currently and they are posting on Depop for the first time this week with vintage Dior, Fendi, Versace and so much more - stay tuned!
Cultural Branding with Saoirse Ní Scanláin
Saoirse is a recent graduate, finishing up a masters in the Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice in SOAS, London, where she is based. Originally from Carlow, Saoirse grew up around music. She is a trained musician and has worked in events for years, but found a passion for activism and political thinking at university. She is currently on a mission to figure out how she can blend these two very different parts of her life - to continue her work in the creative industries while trying to make a difference. I came across Saoirse's page when I was trying to find reliable information on the Sudan Uprising and ever since have been fascinated by the information and recourses she shares both in conversation and on her instagram @saysxa . Upon meeting Saoirse for this podcast she shared with me where she saw her future (I really bring up the most intense conversations) and she told me about something I had never heard of before... "Cultural Branding". This is a new area of work, which you'll find out more about in this podcast, that Saoirse believes she can make the most difference. This podcast is brilliant for understanding the significant role brands will play in future global research, and how it could help particular causes. Thank you to Depop for facilitating brilliant conversations and encouraging young people to ask questions. My depop shop of the week is @larri_d for stunning hand picked second hand clothing of all sorts. She has an amazing eye and I've been using her page lately for styling inspiration.
Molly's Minutes Episode 5: with Shawna Scott of sexsiopa.ie
She's back! Shawna Scott, owner of sexsiopa.ie joins me in conversation once again (if you haven't seen my previous podcast with Shawna I highly recommend you watch that first). This time we put out a Q&A for all your sex questions, Shawna expertly answers and I basically ask her more questions. This podcast was filmed at a funny time when we both felt a bit off, and by the end we both felt so amazing. It is always SUCH an insightful conversation with Shawna, make sure you go to sexsiopa.ie to check out her store. I couldn't recommend it enough. This week's Depop shop of the week is @hevviflo for both styling inspiration and beautiful secondhand garms.
Molly's Minutes SZN 3 Episode 4: with Alopecia with Deana Hedderman
Deana is an aspiring costume designer currently going into her final year in IADT, originally from Wicklow but based in Dublin, she has a passion for sustainable fashion and incorporates that at the core of her work. Deana developed alopecia around the age of 14 and from that began her own personal journey with hair loss. Through this she experienced her own battles with "insecurities" and "body image issues" and it took her a long time to overcome her mindset at that difficult time and embrace her own natural beauty. Deana's goal is to promote and normalise the beauty of alopecia and all non conforming beauty to show that beauty has no limitations and there is not one set standard. Thank you to Depop for facilitating these brilliant conversations. My depop shop of the week this week is Deana's recommendation: @essiistore for incredible vintage and re worked clothing with streetwear labels for a fraction of the price than the high street.
Molly's Minutes SZN 3 Episode 3: with LEGEND Lucinda Graham
HERE IT IS my podcast with the legend that is my friend Lucinda Graham. Well what can I say about Lucinda... A punk, an intellect, a recent art graduate... Lucinda has worked and advocated in the area of sustainability long before the buzz around it there is now began. A master at networking and a freelance superstar, Lucinda has worked with Depot, American Madness and Coverse (whom she held an up cycling workshop for). The queen of the odd job tells me how she supports herself being a freelance artist. We both think its high time we start talking about 'The Real Job' that gets us through. YOU ASKED FOR IT and we delivered: we talk Eco-anxiety and how to deal with it. In the age of reposting on instagram the horrors our gen has inherited re climate change Lucinda (ever the activist) lets us know what we as individuals can do. Listen for pure love and joy and a friendship being born. We have huge plans for 2020 guys... stay tuned. Thank you to Depop for introducing me to the most amazing people like Lucinda. This week's Depop shop of the week is American Madness (where Lucy works). I had never heard of this store before I met Lucinda but it is a GEM. Dickies, Levis, Graphic Tees... you name it they have it. Enjoy! Please Subscribe too.
Molly's Minutes SZN 3 Episode 2: with Spoken Word Artist Natalya O'Flaherty
Natalya O'Flaherty is a spoken word artist. She has performed at the GPO, RTE Culture Night (at the request of Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan) Electric Picnic, Red Bull's Free Gaff, First Fortnight Festival and Glasdrum, on the Late Late, at All Together now, Body and Soul and the list gos on.... Her poetry cannot be described, only experienced, so if you can give her a search on YouTube and watch one of her Late Late performances before or after this podcast. But Natalya is also a young woman trying to find her place amidst this success. Natalya's poetry come from a very real place, performing at All Together Now I watched as she spoke about her cousin, she captivated the audience in a very palpable way and as we left myself and my friends took a huge deep breath... the type of deep breath where you have felt something from art so deeply you can't just move onwards and go about your day. This Podcast is absolutely fantastic.. and I have no problem saying that because it's all Natalya. This was the most cathartic podcast I've recorded. I cannot wait to watch Natalya continue to explore her spoken word. I really hope you enjoy this podcast. The Depop shop of the week this week is my good friend @fionashort. Fiona has an amazing range of prices and an INCREDIBLE eye for beautifully unique pieces.
Molly's Minutes SZN 3 Episode 1: with Between Two Books Co-Founder, Leah Moloney
Athlone Native, Leah Moloney, co-founded online book club community 'Between Two Books' Florence Welch's official book club ,in 2012. Since then they have recommended and read 43 books, had guest recommendations from the likes of Greta Gerwig and Nick Cave, travelled from Arizona to Ireland interviewing Pussy Riot & Yrsa Daley Ward and collaborated with 'Gurls Talk' Founder Adwoa Aboah twice. Seven years on the community boasts 120k followers/members on Instagram and 14.9k followers/members on twitter. But what's more impressive? Leah co-founded and was (is) active creative director of this community all the while she graduated secondary school and a psychology degree in Trinity College Dublin. Now, Leah takes stock on her life so far as she works in Starbucks by day and travels with Florence and The Machines team by night, interviewing great literary minds of our time. Leah tells us what she's learned from the book club, and the emotional journey it has brought her on from starting such a larger than life project with an Iconic musician at such a young age. Thank you Leah for consistently inspiring me to read, it was her who inspired me to start my own little non-fiction community and I will forever be so thankful to her for getting me back into reading at 22. This week's Depop Shop of the week is @radbooks for beautiful editions of excellent books. Based in London, the shop has a huge range of second hand books and is an active seller so make sure to check them out.