Last month, a new four-part drama called Unorthodox launched on Netflix.

Based on the eponymous memoir by Deborah Feldman, it tells the story of a Hasidic Jewish woman who escapes the prospect of an arranged marriage within her New York community and makes her way to Berlin in search of freedom.

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Feldman, who was 17 at the time of the arranged marriage to a man she had only met on two brief occasions, has been recounting her own experiences on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1.

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She details the three-year process in which she planned her escape and the key moments that led her to make her decision.

"For me personally it was actually this knowledge that I was going to become a mother," she explains.

"That I was going to be bringing an innocent child into this world and forcing this child to grow up the way I had grown up."

Listen to more from The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 here.