Black & White will publish Caitlin McBride's "intimate and inspirational" collection of stories from Irish women later this year.
The Day That Changed My Life by Independent.ie’s executive style editor Caitlin McBride features stories from Irish women all answering the same question: What happened on the day that changed your life?
Black & White m.d. Campbell Brown acquired world rights direct from the author. The Day That Changed My Life will be published on 17th October.
The Day That Changed My Life grew as a book out of McBride’s interview series of the same name, which started with a feature profiling four influential women.
Women featured in the collection include chair of the Women’s Council of Ireland Ellen O’Malley Dunlop on how she was crucial in getting the definition of consent into the Sexual Offences legislation and actress Tara Flynn on becoming the "unofficial face" of the Repeal of the 8th movement.
Author Emma Donoghue of Room (Picador) fame, has also contributed as she reflects on the birth of her first child - an event she thought highly improbable growing up as a gay woman in the 1980s. Radio newsreader Georgie Crawford on her breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 31 when her daughter was seven months old and TV host and fashion designer Sonya Lennon on how her first presenting gig hosting RTE’s Off the Rails transformed her outlook on life are also included in the collection.
"Their heartbreaking and exhilarating stories inspired Caitlin McBride to seek out more of these extraordinary, vital moments in which women’s lives changed," said Black & White. "The book showcases 31 diverse voices of broadcasters, athletes, actors, comedians, campaigners and authors. There are stories of cancelled weddings and coming out, stories of leaps of faith, determined entrepreneurship and great acheivements. All are united by a strength in adversity, feelings of courage and resilience, and an ability to find humour in the darkest places."