Michele Ryan

Michele Ryan

Biography

Michele Ryan (born 1949) has been a socialist feminist since 1969 working with women in Bradford and Birmingham in the 1970s, and then an active member of the Working Women’s Charter in London, and various feminist campaigns. On her return to Cardiff in 1980 Michele became the women’s producer at CBC (Cardiff Radio), training women and recording their lives and covering the first march to Brawdy. She was organiser of the first feminist film and video festival in Cardiff, and a founder member of the South Wales women’s film group and Red Flannel films (a C4 women’s film workshop based in Pontypridd).This was followed by 12 years with Teliesyn where she made a number of programmes about women, and gender as well as speaking and writing about women’s issues. She now lectures in film and media at Trinity College, Carmarthen and is a counsellor.

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