'We need to cry as much as we need to laugh'
We sat down with Louise Wallwein MBE
Dear Millers — for today’s members’ newsletter, Dani meets a woman who lives in Hulme and has quite an extraordinary life story. The poet and playwright Louise Wallwein was adopted by a family as a baby and entered the care system aged nine after the family broke down. She spent her teenage years being shuttled between more than a dozen care homes, including being looked after by nuns in Didsbury. “The nuns were dead nice to me,” she tells Dani in a lovely interview. Enjoy.
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