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 see I was angry. I was angry that most of his life he dedicated to […]

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 children, Patricia Ward (nee McCallister) and Yvonne Murphy (nee Thompson). Ellen Rea, Maggie Lamont and […]

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. The simple fact is that we need more female working class loyalist voices to be […]

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. Sex. Religion. Class. Where these three intersect they combine to create a unique and quite […]

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 a tear to my eye, it simply thanked me and said “No-one likes us”.

In Conversation with Stacey Graham

In Conversation with Stacey Graham

On the news, on the bookshelves, on social media there is often an uneven narrative. I have found that voices, particularly women’s voices, from the Loyalist community have been thrown to one side, silenced, demeaned, ridiculed. I want those voices to have a platform. I want those voices to be heard. Welcome to Her Loyal Voice. Let the stories be […]