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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”.
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 […]