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(98# Ireland) Nell McCafferty: Why she kicks ass
She is a journalist, playwright, civil rights campaigner and feminist. 
She has written for The Irish Press, The Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, Hot Press and The Village Voice.
She has a degree in Arts from Queen’s University Belfast. 
She worked briefly as a substitute English teacher in Northern Ireland and also worked on an Israeli kibbutz, following this, she took up a post with The Irish Times.
In 1990, she won a Jacob’s Award for her reports on the 1990 World Cup for RTÉ Radio 1's The Pat Kenny Show.
She published her autobiography, Nell, in 2004. It details her upbringing in Derry, her relationship with her parents, her fears about coming out as a lesbian, the the happiness in finding a domestic haven with her love, the Irish writer Nuala O’Faolain, and the pain of losing it.
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(98# Ireland) Nell McCafferty: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a journalistplaywrightcivil rights campaigner and feminist.
  • She has written for The Irish PressThe Irish TimesSunday TribuneHot Press and The Village Voice.
  • She has a degree in Arts from Queen’s University Belfast.
  • She worked briefly as a substitute English teacher in Northern Ireland and also worked on an Israeli kibbutz, following this, she took up a post with The Irish Times.
  • In 1990, she won a Jacob’s Award for her reports on the 1990 World Cup for RTÉ Radio 1's The Pat Kenny Show.
  • She published her autobiography, Nell, in 2004. It details her upbringing in Derry, her relationship with her parents, her fears about coming out as a lesbian, the the happiness in finding a domestic haven with her love, the Irish writer Nuala O’Faolain, and the pain of losing it.

If you want to read about more kick ass women from our Women Of The World theme, click here.

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