I left University with a child and spent my every hour of my twenties either in a corporate office or at home with the endless and ever changing list of chores that come with child rearing.

I had friends in better jobs than mine who would discuss the pressures they…


Like many creatives and entrepreneurs living in between working for myself and somebody else, I struggle with a conflict in my personality between the spontaneous energy that lets me run head first into things I am passionate about and the rational aversion to risk that reminds me of the failure…


We spend a lot of our time telling our young children what they should be; healthy eaters, fitness fanatics, prolific readers. Once they reach, secondary school kids are told they need to be obsessively career-driven. They are continuously asked, ‘what do you want to be when you’re older?’ …


Mental illness is so personal and so deeply entrenched as a muted discourse that it is still something that we struggle to deal with constructively.

Mental health is getting more attention than ever before, but there remains a stigma attached to the name. Perhaps we can try to be more empathetic, but no matter how hard we try there will always be a barrier to our understanding of the things we can’t see. …

Liam Leddy

Parenting and creativity.

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