Welcome! My name is Rose Bell, I have an MA in Public History from Royal Holloway University of London, with a focus on Oral History. My dissertation research focused on Mother and Baby Homes in 20th Century England. I’m a Californian, living in London, and loving the stories that are coming to me through this oral history based research.
My background is in academic administration and event planning before I decided to refocus my energy on history. I’ve always been drawn to the stories of women and the underprivileged. I’ve been a support counselor for victims of domestic and sexual assault, campaigned and fund-raised for organizations supporting such women, and directed and produced events and theatrical productions raising awareness to these issues. Having the opportunity to focus my attention on the oral histories of women who have spent time in mother and baby homes is honestly a dream come true, and I am honored every day that I get to bear witness to such personal histories.