‘People think you can’t talk about this topic with humour, but it’s my story, so I can’

When Tara Flynn made the decision to speak out publicly about her most personal experiences, her fearlessness made her a target for countless social media trolls. Now she’s fought back

7th May, 2017

Tara Flynn is a woman well used to internet trolls. A familiar face on the Dublin activist scene, the Cork-raised actor has amassed a large online following for her near-constant stream of feminist battle cries and sparky putdowns. Such candour has a price, however: Flynn’s Twitter account – home to no fewer than 84,000 tweets – tends to attract the kind of haters who hide behind anonymous avatars.

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