Roweena Russell r2

Born in Arklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland in 1975, Roweena has lived in the North East of England since 2004. She began to scribble lines of poetry age 11.  In 2008 she began to merge writing and photography with the help and support of some wise women. 

Roweena studied Social Studies at Ballyfermott Senior College and then went on to do a dual honours degree in Sociology and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. 

Roweena has worked in the HIV and drugs field since the 1990s.  She was on the board of and chaired IGLYO (International Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth and Student Organisation) from 1999-2002. 

Since setting up her own company, Curb Office,  in 2010, Roweena has had more time to explore writing and photography.  Find out more about the work of Curb Office here r2-other-work.php or check out the links at the top of this page. 


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Photo by Ruth Lewis