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Acorn Group at NIACRO

Acorn Group at NIACRO

During extraORDINARYwomen engagement, a series of workshops were held with the Acorn Group at NIACRO (Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders), where participants worked alongside writer Rosemary Jenkinson to create and share short written pieces about their lives.

These pieces recorded life as a woman, life in prison, and life as someone who has been in contact with the criminal justice system. A selection of the creative writing pieces created are reproduced here. Visit the extraORDINARYwomen Resources page for Rosemary's creative writing exercise.

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