Links to Press/ Media

Highlights: Ted Talk Anna Kernahan, Kaitlyn Laverty: Young climate justice activists call for action | TED Talk Article in Teen Vogue/The Guardian about Solo But Not Alone https://www.teenvogue.com/story/youth-climate-strikes-rural-areas/amp On Stephen Nolan’s The Top Table show on BBC One for an episode dedicated to climate change https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gk75/the-top-table-series-4-18032020 Amnesty Brave Award Article from amnesty.org.uk https://www.amnesty.org.uk/braveawards Wrote an … Continue reading Links to Press/ Media

COP 26 Day 5.

COP26 Day 5. Climate strike week 113. Today was an early rise to get the 1.25 hr walk done to the starting line before most of the crowds arrived. We walked straight to our friends and gave many hugs and said many hellos before heading towards the briefing that had just started for youth helping … Continue reading COP 26 Day 5.

Thoughts with Anna: NI Fracking Hypocrisy

Why is talking about fracking in Northern Ireland overdue? It's already banned in Scotland and Ireland, and halted with a moratorium in England and Wales. But not here. Here, its being considered in 2 sites. Photo by François Dvorak The hypocrisy of Stormont is staggering. In February 2020 they voted to declare a climate emergency … Continue reading Thoughts with Anna: NI Fracking Hypocrisy

Thoughts with Anna: Next Global Strike

We will be joining the many locations across the world who are participating in the Global Strike on the 24th of September. The true power of protests comes from the people. We need you, in any form you please. There's not a single role that cannot be filled. From showing up on that Friday to … Continue reading Thoughts with Anna: Next Global Strike

Thoughts With Anna: New A6 Road

A road (the new A6 Road) is currently under construction (and parts are already completed) and it is being built across the Lough beg flood plain in Northern Ireland. This wetland is the habitat of countless creatures including precious indigenous species and is also the same land known as the birthplace of Seamus Heaney. Heaney … Continue reading Thoughts With Anna: New A6 Road

Thoughts with Anna: Burnout

Climate strike week 97 from Oxford, England. Something I'd like to talk about is the normalisation of burnout in activist spaces. In these photos, Kay and I look happy, hopeful and energetic. The reality is that while we were staying in a tree house at a HS2 Rebellion camp, we spent an evening crying and … Continue reading Thoughts with Anna: Burnout

SECA Conference

Myself and Kay school spoke at the SECA Conference today, which is in reference to QUB Sustainability. This is a copy of my section of our speech. QUB refuse to declare a climate emergency because it is seen as controversial, but we were reiterating how science is fact and therefore cannot be controversial. - Hello, … Continue reading SECA Conference

Poem 07

Metallic yellow tattooed across the skyline, Concealing old conflict from tourist's prying eyes. Tales of giants and leprechauns, Tales of kneecapping and pipe bombs. Pretty art made for Instagrammers to post, Reminders of hardship and loss for most. Memorials to stand and pose beside, Memorials that help us grieve with pride. 20 years on from … Continue reading Poem 07

Thoughts With Anna: Earth Day 2021

Today, Earth has made headlines all over the world. For the last 24 hours, people have cared about the place we call home and raised awareness of the crisis we are currently facing. This is one day out of three hundred and sixty five and a quarter. The fact that the climate crisis can dominate … Continue reading Thoughts With Anna: Earth Day 2021

Poem 13

(Originally published for The Bee Boxes) For me,  Conforming to an allistic society feels as if my brain and yours are Diverging parallels, Contrasting wavelengths, Contradicting perspectives.  Like thoughts hanging off branches, Forcefully picked Instead of naturally falling. Coerced to conform  To unspoken standards, And unseen scripts.  With time all the thoughts are taken, with … Continue reading Poem 13

Photograhy, January 2021

Lagan Tow Path, South Belfast Lagan Tow Path, South Belfast lagan Tow Path, South Belfast Waterworks, North Belfast Waterworks, North Belfast Waterworks, North Belfast Lagan Tow Path, South Belfast Lagan Tow Path, South Belfast Motorway, Belfast Sperrin Mountains, Mid Ulster Sperrin Mountains, Mid Ulster Sperrin Mountains, Mid Ulster Lagan Tow Path, South Belfast If you … Continue reading Photograhy, January 2021