GAZE is our women’s column by Irena Ioannou.
Also an accomplished poet, Irena uses this sensibility in her writing to subvert the way we see the world as well as giving us her perspective on being a woman in our modern world.
Irena Ioannou writes from Crete, Greece and her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Betty Fedora, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Mortar, OTV, and elsewhere. She is a mother of four.
Irena Ioannou on parenting her son to be a man and on the issues of violence and equality
Irena Ioannou on the dream of gender equality and the work that still needs to be done
Irena Ioannou on the challenges of being a woman firefighter and supporting women one at a time
Irena Ioannou on what to do when we hit life’s brickwalls and how to pursue our dreams
Irena Ioannou on the questions and queries that women have to endure when pregnant
Irena Ioannou on a life post-children and how to reboot by booking a flight
Irena Ioannou on how the world treats older, single women
Irena Ioannou on the ways in which parents can undermine their children’s future
Irena Ioannou on her many demons that she has laid to rest
Irena Ioannou on losing a sense of self in motherhood
Irena Ioannou on surviving the summer holidays as a family
Irena Ioannou on how women can help and support other women