On this page you will find all links to videos, podcasts and articles in one place. This life story project is rooted in my book Becoming Unbecoming, which is “dedicated to all the others”. I hope it will grow, and grow, as it deserves to… because there are so many others.
Listen to Masego’s podcast by clicking the link in her name below.
Sun May 8th: Live stream from Brazil, theatre & panel discussion
On May 8th we presented a live stream from the UK and Brazil. Coletivo Rubra’s performance, Una: Dedicado A Todas As Outras, is based on Becoming Unbecoming. The show was followed by a stimulating discussion with the actors. Subscribe to Una’s YouTubeto be notified when the recording goes live.
Dedicated to All the Others, Leeds: Creative Writing Group
In December 2021 and January 2022 a creative writing group took part in a short course funded by Leeds Inspired. The group tested their ideas through exploratory, creative work alongside an inspiring group of women in Una’s home town, Leeds.You can see the results of this project here.
Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed, and everyone who has supported the project. To view each individual page, click on the contributor’s name.
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I’m interviewing people who have made autobiographic works in creative forms about their experience of violent and sexual crime, because I want to find out what all the others think about how we represent these experiences in culture, and how we approach life story work in this context. Here on this page you can find a series of videos and podcasts, and some blog posts by professionals in the field. I’ll add content throughout April and May, so you can follow me here on WordPress or over on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for updates.
Una is an artist and writer. She has published four graphic novels. Her first graphic novel Becoming Unbecoming is a memoir that explores sexual violence, misogynistic police and media, victim blaming and femicide in Yorkshire in the 1970s. It has been widely translated, featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Radio 3 Free Thinking, New York Times, Newsweek and Oprah Magazine. The book won a Prix Artemisia du Combat Feministe and was adapted into a play by a theatre group in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2019. Her other graphic novels are On Sanity, which explores her mother’s treatment for psychosis, Cree, about a group of women in Stanley, County Durham, who support one another through creative activity, and Eve, an end of the world story about the changing political climate in the UK.
Una studied at the University of Leeds and Loughborough University and previously worked in community education, community arts and as a University Lecturer. Her Ph.D explored life stories in pictorial forms, using oral history methods. Una was recently a visiting scholar at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and is now a Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford.