Holly Shortall: Podcaster and activist

Jul 18, 2019, 01:00 AM

Alice meets Holly Shortall, co-host of the podcast Popsessed, HIV activist with ACT UP Dublin, and fan of leopard print

Holly Shortall co-hosts the hit pop culture podcast Popsessed with her friend, the broadcaster, journalist and DJ Conor Behan. She is also an HIV activist with ACT UP Dublin. My first interviewee from outside of the UK, Holly is a favourite of UK and Irish Gay Twitter, which is how I came to know her.

She lives in Dublin, and works in marketing and communications (yep, everything I’ve just mentioned is side hustle.)

We talked about finding your tribe online, her work with ACT UP (actupdublin.com), and how she sees the role of an ally.