I am Brigid – Celebrating Brigid the Goddess & Saint


I am Brigid

An epic tale of growth, love, loss and renewal, from Goddess to Saint.

‘I am Brigid’ tells the story of one of Ireland’s most iconic women in her own words.

Spanning over 5,000 years Brigid’s story is blended with words of wisdom to empower the women of today to live as fearlessly as she did.

The book captures the stories of other iconic Irish figures such as the Morrigan, Dagda, Cú Chulainn and more.

Taking over a year to research, write and illustrate, this book dives into Irish history and mythology, from the Tuatha Dé Danann times to the modern day.

Suitable for Teens & Adults

About the Author

Emma-Jane Leeson is an author, artist and yoga and meditation instructor from County Kildare, Ireland. She has always been greatly inspired by nature which reflects in her books, writing, art and everyday life.

This book was an exploration into Irish heritage and mythology for Emma-Jane which she loved researching and bringing to life.

Brigid has always played a role in her life, from gathering rushes and making crosses every February for as far back as she can remember, to rambling along Saint Brigids path with her cousins in Allen, County Kildare.

Deeply fascinated by Irish mythology, Emma-Jane was determined to use the funding from the Brigid 1500 fund to delve deep into the stories and events that shaped the most iconic woman in her home county.

She hopes this book will empower young women to be as brave and bold as the fiery Goddess and as wise and caring as the modern saint.

This book was sponsored by Kildare County Council, Brigid 1500 Fund.