I was one of the 'ceasefire babies' – a generation that our parents believed would witness growth and change, reap expanding opportunities outside of traditions and army checkpoints.
The Northern Ireland you probably see on the news can look conservative, two-dimensional and chaotic – especially with the DUP dominating discussions. But we don't live single-issue lives.
At school, my sex education was abstinence-based and shrouded by religion. There have been some tough family conversations, particularly with my mother who struggled with my pro-choice views.
We're arriving into the 21st century together.