chantelle, rosina, emmeline, jean
Born in 1990 Day before Valentine’s Day
My mother and grandparents raised me
My mother was adopted in Southampton. My father from a small town in St Lucia
The first of the family to go to university, I studied fine art and moved away with my second long term partner. I became spiritual, maybe to the point of cult status and have found myself more recently connecting with my heritage, which seemed gone from me.
Today I ate some toast and got a tetanus jab. Then I came to a secret tower where there were 700 lovely ladies drinking coffee, singing the ramones, and looking at inspiring art.
Today was a good day.
I am named Emmeline after Emmeline Pankhurst. This is hopefully the first of many events I will attend to promote female inclusion and empowerment. I am 6 weeks and 5 days old.
I am a great-grandmother with a life-long passion for art and craft. Fitting in painting, embroidery etc with bringing up a family of three was always going to be tricky (with world wide travel married to a meteorolist thrown in for good measure) Still, now the love of art and history and my beloved country remain.
Women: we are incredible – Keep going!