A blog by Maddie Brady

Tag: Feminism

Why Elon Musk Shooting A Car Into Space Really Bugs Me

Why Elon Musk Shooting A Car Into Space Really Bugs Me

In case you haven’t heard: Elon Musk sent a pretty powerful rocket up into orbit – but not without decking it out with a Tesla car inside complete with spaceman and accompanying soundtrack. (*Cue me rolling my eyes endlessly forever*) The spaceship itself is really […]

Weekend Vibes // The Week of January 26

Weekend Vibes // The Week of January 26

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a Weekend post, but a lot happened this week and I’d like to get back into these! It’s always so fun to look back and see what was on my mind. I’m excited to have a pretty […]

Weekend Vibes // The Week of September 15

Weekend Vibes // The Week of September 15

House Madison Wisconsin

Hey guys, hope you’ve had a good week! I’ve been in a bit of a funk the last few days and left a lot of stuff around the house undone so I’ll be channeling my inner domestic goddess this weekend. I’m hoping to get outside a good bit, though, since it will probably be one of the last nice weekends for a while. 😭 I might head to Live on King Street tomorrow night and then plan to go out with some friends on Saturday, too, so it’ll be nice to get out of the house. I rounded up a few bits from around the web for you, if you’re interested…

A friend said this hotel that rents fish to lonely people reminded her of me. Thanks girl…

9/11 is such a tough and complicated day for a lot of people. This video haunts me every year and this is an important reminder of how life changed for many after the attacks.

There’s been such a variety of responses to Hillary Clinton’s new book. Although I admire her for writing about defeat while it’s still so fresh, it seems like a pretty thorough piece of propaganda (and revenue). Interesting takes here and here.

But at least we’re making some progress, even if it’s only in stock photos.

Former Veep and major DILF, Joe Biden, paid a visit to my alma mater, Trinity College Dublin, yesterday and looked fly as hell.

In #BachelorNation news, who the eff is the new Bachelor? Also having mixed feelings about the new spinoff, Bachelor: Winter Games. I feel like things are sort of falling apart over there…

In other TV news, I’ve gotten really into Peaky Blinders this week. A lot of strong female characters and I’m a sucker for an Irish guy who looks like he’s been punched in the face.

Plus, my favorite moments from NYFW:

Go sit in the sun with a beer and have a nice weekend!

Missed this week’s posts on toast? Check out my recent treat yo self purchases and how I got inspired to yes more.

Women’s March Madison + 3 Things I’m Pledging to Do

Women’s March Madison + 3 Things I’m Pledging to Do

On Saturday I marched with thousands of women and men (and children and grandmas and families) to say that we will not be silent for the next four years. It was the first time since I voted for Hillary Clinton that I felt proud of […]

Louise O’Neill Interviews Lindy West in Dublin

Last night, I had the extreme pleasure of going to see Lindy West speak with Irish author Louise O’Neill here in Dublin. The event was part of Lindy’s book tour promoting her memoir, Shrill, but they also talked about body positivity, the #shoutyourabortion campaign, and Lindy’s […]

Weekend Toast V.8


{Photo of Ashley Graham by The Coveteur}

With my friends heading home and the boyfriend over in Jordan, I’ve been hanging alone for the better part of a week now. I’ve gone through all the stages of having the apartment to myself: giddiness, the crushing realization that I am indeed alone, wine, netflix, and acceptance. I celebrated my glorious ‘me time’ by doing things Ian would pretty much hate: baking, watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and going to bed before the sun goes down (which in my defense is like 10:30 here). It is kind of comforting to know that my natural state is that of an alcoholic grandmother…

Other than frozen pizza and reruns of That 70s Show, I had an afternoon of working in the shop today and actually visited a new church this morning for the first time in a while. The jury is still out on whether or not I’ll be a regular (mostly for scheduling reasons), but it was nice to try something new after being in Dublin for so long. I’ll be continuing to buckle down with my dissertation reading these next few days, but here are a few bits and bobs for a little procrastination inspiration…

If you’ve seen Ex Machina, this is hilarious.

Skeptical, but so curious to try these.

Yaaaasssssss 🙌

Made these last week with a veggie friend and was shocked at how tasty they were!

Too real, guys…

Interesting conversation on Irish twitter about the authenticity of bloggers. Positive space or lying to get free stuff?

I wonder what my aura tastes like.

I am about this life! Having space from work should be protected!

Excited to be attending this event tomorrow night – will report back.

That’s all for now, but I’m excited to have one of my besties visiting this week, as well as a ball to attend. Stay tuned!

International Women’s Day ♀

I know I’m a day late, but I wanted to wish you all a happy International Women’s Day! Trinity has put together an awesome program of events all week long, a few of which I’ve had the chance to photograph, and let me just say […]