Lorraine Maher – Putting Faces on Walls Across the World

Born “the only black person in Ireland” in a small Tipperary town, Lorraine Maher has gone on to be a consultant, educator, trainer, creative and project manager. A director of Project 507 and Education Manager of Clean Break Theatre, she is also the founder of I Am Irish, which in five years has gone fromContinue reading “Lorraine Maher – Putting Faces on Walls Across the World”

Rosemary Adaser: Finding A Voice And Using It To Be Heard For The Mixed-Race Irish

Rosemary is the founder and former CEO of AMRI, the Association of Mixed Race Irish, a campaign and support group with members in Britain, Ireland, the US and China. Born in Ireland to a white mother and Ghanaian father, her childhood was a series of foster homes and industrial schools. After moving to London atContinue reading “Rosemary Adaser: Finding A Voice And Using It To Be Heard For The Mixed-Race Irish”

SuAndi: Growing up Nigerian-Irish in Manchester

Poet and performer SuAndi, OBE, is a third-generation member of the diaspora with a grandmother from Wicklow and a Nigerian father. She is the freelance Cultural Director of the National Black Arts Alliance, has been awarded honorary degrees by Lancaster University and Manchester Metropolitan University and a Lifetime Award by Manchester BME Network. Her one-womanContinue reading “SuAndi: Growing up Nigerian-Irish in Manchester”