April is the cruellest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain.

Congratulations to Catherine Millan from the University of Manchester’s Widening Participation team. She worked with students from Loreto High School in Chorlton to produce this book of oral histories, based on the lives and insight of midwives from racially minoritised communities. I was asked to give the students oral history training, and continued to support the project with technical advice and interview documentation. The result is fantastic, as you can see…