I am an activist and writer.  My  interests include women, class, culture and history and this reflects my Irish working class background.. All my life I have been involved in community and trade union politics and I believe  it is only through grass roots politics that we will get a better society. This is reflected in my writing, in my books  Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women and Dare to be Free, the latest publication of the Mary Quaile Club.

I am now working on the transcripts of the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Council Minutes which is part of a project to promote the minutes of this unique organisation. The two volumes of the Minutes were donated to the Mary Quaile Club by Mary’s relative and it is our aim to create a website to make the Minutes accessible to all and donate the volumes to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.

I am a member of the Manchester and Salford National Union of Journalists.

If you want to contact me,  please use my email  lipsticksocialist636@gmail.com.

You can read my  published articles here

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3 Responses to About

  1. Hi!
    Like your blog because it lets me know what’s happening to my old home town, and it’s good to see Salford is still turning out socialists!
    I have added a link to Lipstick Socialist from my blog Random Pottins, http://www.randompottins.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Bernadette!

    I have nominated your blog for the Awesome Blog Content Award.

    More about this nomination is at


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