Our next Role Model is Rosie Canning.
Rosie is a senior library assistant in a medical library at a hospital in North London. She is co-founder of Greenacre Writers and Finchley Literary Festival and completed an MA Writing at Middlesex University. She is now a Doctoral Researcher at Southampton University, investigating the representation of Care Leavers in Literature.
“I can remember when I first went to university in 1993 and was astounded when I began to realise that things in care hadn’t changed. Another twenty years, 2013, I met Ben Ashcroft, Ian Dickson, Lisa Cherry and Ed Nixon and we started the Every Child Leaving Care Matters campaign precisely because things still hadn’t changed and in fact had become worse.”