Ruth Bailey was born and raised in Africa, living within spaces of conflict â€“ social, racial, communal and spiritual. She first started writing poetry at high school in the eighties, using it as a way to express her frustration at being socially marginalised. Then for over two decades she used her written and verbal expertise for social change, justice and grass-root activism. Now living in Auckland with her family, Ruth is a Maker: of poetry, stories, paintings, vegetable gardens and peace!
Poems “I FEEL LIKE SAND” and “IMMIGRANT, FEMALE” published in Poems4Peace Anthology 2014.