The Eating Disorder Association of Ireland, Bodywhys, said in a statement this week that it recognises the “great deal of correspondence and concerns” that it has received since the announcement of the RTÉ staple’s return, adding that the programme is “triggering” for viewers, in particular those who live with an eating disorder.
In June, Remake Our World, a non-profit organisation promoting conscious and ethical fashion consumption, created a pledge for people to sign, which would commit them to buying no new clothes for 90 days. By the petition’s end, 1, 297 people had successfully completed it, with the benefits extending far beyond the individual; over 26,000 pounds of garment waste was prevented from reaching landfill, while over 18 million gallons of water was saved.
So, what does the future hold then? Kitt accepts it is “hard to know what moves the needle of public perception” but the continued engagement with the government and the revolutionisation of our Licensing Laws are to be the first step of the ongoing dance that is the innovation of nightlife in Ireland.