Giving Loyalist Women a Voice

Giving Loyalist Women a Voice


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Her Loyal Role:  The Female Protester

Her Loyal Role: The Female Protester

Editor: It is my view that protesting is a fundamental human right within a democratic society.  Exercising the right to protest is a vital tool to ensuring your voice is heard.  Protests take place all across the globe and Northern Ireland is no exception. From […]

Unheard Voices: East Belfast Pupils Have Their Say on Higher & Further Education

Unheard Voices: East Belfast Pupils Have Their Say on Higher & Further Education

Editor: Following on from Emma’s opinion piece here, she wants to share with you policy recommendations stemming from her research report Unheard Voices: East Belfast Pupils Have Their Say on Higher & Further Education. The full report can be downloaded by clicking here.

Unseen: Educational Underachievement

Unseen: Educational Underachievement

Editor: Women should be equally represented in boardrooms, governments, the workforce, and in all walks of life but, sadly that is not what is happening today. You just have to look at social media to see the barrage of insults, threats and demeaning language used […]

Her Loyal Role: The Female Band Member – Interview with Charmaine Moore

Her Loyal Role: The Female Band Member – Interview with Charmaine Moore

I have fond memories of being in a band.  Participating was a thrill. I was so proud of myself walking to the field.  Although at such a young age that distance was just too much.  I managed to walk from Tiger’s Bay to the Dublin […]

Her Loyal Role: The Female Combatant

Her Loyal Role: The Female Combatant

Have we forgotten the many different types of representation of Loyalist women?  Have we acknowledged the many roles women have played?  I have had the pleasure of meeting many women who have played many different roles within Loyalism.  From the female combatant to the female […]

In Conversation with Shirley McMichael

In Conversation with Shirley McMichael

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of my Dad. Since starting Her Loyal Voice it seems to have amplified. My Dad and I didn’t always see eye to eye. He would have said white, I would have said black. You […]

Getting to know the Brown Square Millionaires

Getting to know the Brown Square Millionaires

Too many working class Loyalist women have been forgotten or whitewashed from history. It’s time to share the stories and reclaim the history of these remarkable women. I’m delighted to share with you the story of the Brown Square Millionaires through the voice of their […]

In Conversation with Kellie Anne Fulton

In Conversation with Kellie Anne Fulton

The first recorded example of men telling a woman to “shut up”, that her voice was not to be heard in public dates back almost 3000 years. Today not much has changed. Where gender, class and religion intersect I have found a deeply disturbing inequality. […]

In Conversation with Gwen Ferguson

In Conversation with Gwen Ferguson

Her Loyal Voice is a passion project of mine. I’ve tried to understand where that passion comes from and work out why I feel so strongly about providing a platform for the voices of Loyalist women. I’ve managed to consolidate it in to three words. […]

In Conversation with Emma Shaw

In Conversation with Emma Shaw

Starting this blog has always been about giving voice to the views, ideas and aspirations of Loyalist women who don’t often get the chance. I have received many direct messages from people offering support and encouragement. Those messages are greatly appreciated. One such message brought […]