28 DAYS

Throughout February 2017, we got people from all over Northern Ireland to contribute personal pieces in the run up to the assembly elections on March 2nd. 28 days in February for 28 different voices.

Instead of waiting for the gatekeepers of the Northern Irish news cycle to tell us how to think and how to vote, we reached out to you. We had people who were born in Northern Ireland and people who have moved to Northern Ireland, people who lived in Northern Ireland before but don't anymore, and people who just care about the people that live there.

We particularly encouraged submissions from groups that are normally underrepresented in the media. The editorial team at Fly By Those Nets didn't necessarily agree with everything posted, and that was kind of the point. We were excited by the range of views expressed during the month, and are looking forward to continuing to showcase the best new writing talent from Northern Ireland in the future. Northern Ireland needs to hear from as many of you as possible.

For 2018, we will be reposting each article exactly a year after they were originally posted.

They will appear below as February progesses, and as you can follow the discussion on Twitter at #28daysNI.