Not4U presents Being is Believing

  • Thursday 28 March, 6.30pm
  • Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
  • Tickets: €6 entry + zine

Dublin based LGBTQ Collective Not4U launches Being is Believing, a zine compiled in aid of Bodywhys, The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland. 

The Being is Believing zine centres around the perspectives of young people, particularly young LGBTQ+ people and women, on themes of self-love, self-preservation and investigating what body positivity really means to each of us as individuals. 

The night will feature readings by contributors, and all money raised will be donated to Bodywhys. The event will be focused on creating an environment that nurtures and embraces each individual and recognizes the struggles and the joys involved in inhabiting a body, being yourself, believing in yourself.
 
A ticket to the event with a zine received on the door costs €6. Further donations to Bodywhys can be made when booking or on the night.  

Guest readers include:
Aoife Riach is a feminist witch and aspiring chill person with a masters degree in Gender & Women's Studies. She has worked as a writer for BUST magazine in New York, and her work has been published in Irish Central, Headstuff, NWCI's blog and various issues of the Maynooth University Literary Journal.  
 
Lig Kennedy, a comedian, poet, illustrator and actress. Her most proud achievement to date is the good health of her seven animals, and her masterful ability to make her friends watch Pose on FX. (It’s a really good show.) You can see her illustration work at @ligswork on Instagram. 
 
Eva Griffin is a poet living in Dublin and a UCD graduate with an MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture. Her work has been published in Poethead, The Ogham Stone, Tales From the Forest, All the Sins, Ghost City Review, HeadStuff, Peach Magazine, and New Binary Press
 
Jess McKinney is a poet and zinester originally from Inishowen Donegal. They are now making work in and about Dublin and have been published in Abridged, Poethead, Monstrous Regiment, Peach Magazine, A New Ulster, Rag Queen Periodical, Impossible Archetype and several other local zines.   
 
Robyn Deane will read about her painting series 'Wine Lady Time'.