It was Rosie Hackett herself who bragged that "it took four hundred policemen to take four women."
The Republic of Ireland owes a lot to its women heroes for their deeds, their passion and their resilience.
Allowing ourselves to explore the language of our phrases can help inform our mindset around these situations. It might be better to rephrase the term 'social distance' to 'physical distance', because even in a post Covid world there will always be non tactile folk who want to socialise. Sometimes they just need help to be clear where the boundaries are.
Physical Distancing Does Not Equal Social Distancing. We're Still Friends, Just don't Fucking Touch me
In our work here we have the privilege of sharing in many peoples first experiences of native Irish culture and spirituality, some of which occur here in our island as Ireland still calls strongly for distant people to come and place their feet upon the soil. On so many occasions I have heard folk say 'I cant wait to come back' or even more telling ' I don't want to leave'. It was hard for me to truly comprehend the draw of Ireland until I spent more than a few days away from her.