Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu joins me to wrap up series one of The Glass Ceiling podcast.
Ms Chu discusses suffering from depression in her teens right into early adulthood.
After the loss of a friend, Ms Chu went travelling before returning home to Ireland and later decided to get involved in politics.
The mother of one discusses suffering from postnatal depression and chats about her journey through what she said was a difficult pregnancy because she suffered from severe morning sickness.
Ms Chu, who is running for a seat in the Seanad speaks about why she is pushing ahead with contesting the by-election despite her candidacy leading to tensions within the Green Party.
She wants better representation of people in the Oireachtas particularly women and people from minority backgrounds.
Ms Chu also chats about the racist abuse that has been directed towards her and her family.
And what her life is like behind closed doors with her daughter Alex and her partner Patrick Costello, who is a TD for the Green Party.