Words are like footprints both take you on a journey
Stories are much more than Once Upon A Time, stories assist us to make sense of our lives. Moreover, stories can transform our communities and they can propel healing. The beauty of story is that it never dictates, it enchants, informs and suggests allowing the listener to make up their own mind.
I create my own stories using an infusion of old stories bringing it into contemporary life with themes which include women's ways of knowing, environmental and social justice issues. I am a fan of comic art so I also attempt to draw my own illustrations.
My repertoire includes Myths and Legends, Stories from the Irish Four Cycles, Tales from the Celtic Lands, Folk Tales, Children's Tales, Fantasy, and contemporary new tales.
Member of Storytellers of Ireland
MA Digital Arts in the Humanities
MA Community Education, Equality and Social Activism
Post Grad in Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Skills
Hons Degree in Youth and Community
Just a snippet of the venues Rae has gifted her stories:--
Oasis Art Café, Ballydehob
Bandon Walled Town Festival, Bandon
The Roundy, Cork
Tchai Ovna, Glasgow
Milk Cafe, Glasgow
Published:- Ireland's Own, The Monsters We Forget, Vox .
The Big Issue UK, and The Echo
Broadcast:- Talking Stories
How I became a storyteller