Dee and Rosie join Lisa Cherry to talk about a new Digital Archive called Care Experience and Culture.
Press Release: https://careleaversinfiction.wordpress.com/2021/02/11/care-experience-culture-2/
Dee Michell is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies at the University of Adelaide. She was made a Ward of the South Australian State in 1960 and remained in foster care for 15 years. She worked as an administrator for a multi-national corporation before going to university in her 40s, when she combined study with primary care for her three children. Dee is the first in her families (family of origin and foster family) to go to university.
Rosie Canning is a PhD Candidate Uni of Southampton. The focus of her research is the representations of orphans and care leavers in fiction. She is examining the research through the lens of both creative and critical practice.
Rosie recently worked as a Research Assistant for Aoife O’Higgins in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. They worked on Conversations for care a knowledge exchange project and Care in the time of Covid a project that explored the day to day lives of care experienced adults in the UK during COVID-19. We wanted to know how the care community is coping and what helps them. We also wanted to record their experiences in history.
A Portrait of Care was a collaboration between Dr Aoife O’Higgins, Rosie and The University of Southampton Widening Participation department. It was an online exhibition that ran during National Care leavers Week (NCLW) via Instagram using self-portraiture as a way to combat the negative stereotypes people have about children in care.
Dee and Rosie met online in 2018.