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Rachel Botha

Visual & Critical Studies postgraduate, DIT

Rachel Botha is a Visual and Critical Studies postgraduate from the Dublin Institute of Technology, she completed her thesis on the representation of motherhood in the abortion debate. Previous to that, she studied History of Art and Theology at Trinity College Dublin. She is the co-founder of Eight Stories, a Dublin-based project committed to telling the stories of those who support the pro-choice movement in Ireland, using street art and curated events to provoke thought and start conversations. She has worked alongside Rita Duffy and Helen Carey on the Souvenir Shop, and presented a paper on the “Disobedient Souvenir,” looking at the functioning of the souvenir in relation to the commemoration of the 1916 Rising.