Cody June Cunningham
I grew up in council house with a single mother. I studied philosophy in Edinburgh University and realized how ill-equipped in the arts and humanities I was compared to my privately-educated counterparts. I have founded a collective with a fellow working class woman where we reflect on politics and philosophical ideas in our lives. We also both attend regular writing classes and I have some submissions on various topics including health, class and so on. I am putting in the groundwork now to hopefully manage to support myself through my writing in the future; but found myself disadvantaged through university to do so; as i had to work full time as well as study. I am also currently writing a book about my Grandmothers (One a gypsy-traveller & an Immigrant from Ireland in the troubles and how they dealt with similar crises in different ways and the generational trauma left in their wake).