This piece was written many years ago as a performance to celebrate International Women’s Day, and we have edited it down as a written piece to mary 2019 as so much still applies. We’re hoping to record it performed by younger women- any takers?
Rosy Wilson has decades of experience of working in education with women of all ages and backgrounds. She always said she would retire an write poetry and with the support of a small group of women poets she has written and published several books and anthologies and led a collaboration which produced a film.
We want to celebrate the ‘cracks’ as often we only have those times and spaces to work in. We also value the work we make in collaboration, in the spaces between each other. The title of the project is adapted from a piece written by Rosy Wilson, entitled ‘Finding Room to Write in the Cracks of Family Life’ She wrote about the difficulty of finding time, even in retirement.