Pantisocracy Conversations

Some of the people sharing stories in the Pantisocracy ‘cabaret of conversations’ in both audio and video.


Samantha Long – On Meeting her Birth Mother Margaret – Pantisocracy S3 Episode 1 ‘Awesome Mná’ from Athena Media on Vimeo.

Samantha Long, whose birth mother spent the majority of her life in a Magdalene Laundry, tells Panti about her mother’s life and meeting her for the first time.

Pantisocracy New Year's Day 2018 – Razan Ibraheem in conversation with Panti Bliss – about volunteering in Greece with refugees, often from her own country and even her own town from Athena Media on Vimeo.


“What makes for a more open society?” Panti Bliss talks to Vukasin Nedeljković, Grainne Hassett and Stephen Jones about the realities of existing in Direct Provision, and the public’s perception of it.

Fiona Mulcahy & Panti Bliss talk about removing stigma & the changes novel treatments for HIV are making.

Greysexual? Non-binary? Transgender? Sam Blanckensee gives Panti a lesson on the ins and outs of gender identities and his experience of transitioning.

What is it like living in Direct Provision? And how do those kept within it stay hopeful and develop their autonomy? The unstoppable Ellie Kisyombe gives us an insight into her day to day life.

Where is ‘Home’? What does it mean to be Nigerian-Irish (or more accurately “Felician”) – Felicia Olusanya speaks to Panti about her roots.