Nadine O’Regan: It’s time we silenced our inner critics

While it’s easy to complain about cultural stereotypes, it’s much harder to realise it when you have internalised them yourself – but sometimes the greatest enemy can come from within

12th September, 2021
Nadine O’Regan: It’s time we silenced our inner critics
Siobhán McSweeney: ‘People have been fed an idea of what womanhood looks like, what manhood looks like.’ Picture: Cathal Noonan

The other day, having contributed as a panellist to a television show, a broadcaster friend of mine told me that I should do more work in TV. “Oh no, I'm too old to do that now,” I said to her, quick as a flash. After the words left my mouth, I started back, surprised at myself. Did I seriously think TV was just for people in their 20s and 30s? Or was it just something...

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