Seeing Double

Why We Shouldn’t Wait to Be Free


Emily Trahair

In early Spring, on the sunniest day thus far, I saw a girl on a bicycle heading towards me. From her ecstatic expression it could be surmised that this may have been the first time she had experienced this degree of freedom since the start of the Winter lockdown of 2020. She was wearing a T-shirt on which was printed a definition of the word ‘annibyniaeth’ (independence) – in both the personal and political senses. She brushed past the roadside blackthorn blossom and sped down towards the cycle path.

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