“If I could speak to 16-year-old me… and tell her what the internet has done for me, I think she’d be really proud.”

So said Sinéad Burke in her powerful keynote during the social media session at Inspirefest.

Discussing the influence the internet and social media has had on her life, activist, writer, PhD student and little person Burke revealed how the internet has allowed her to pursue her passion for fashion and activism, and led to her meeting some pretty amazing people.

“Often social media can get a reputation of being very negative… but for me it has been a powerful source to amplify women’s voices… and I’m so fortunate that it has had such a monumental influence on my life, and I know for sure I wouldn’t be here today [speaking at Inspirefest] without it.”

Words Brigid O Gorman