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Here are the resources we found for traveller for young people:
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It’s not Just about School
It’s not just about school is a short film made by young people at Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange. It interviews a number of people from the Gypsy and Traveller Communities about their differing views and experiences of education and also asks the opinion of professionals working with Gypsy and Traveller communities in Leeds.
I’m a Roma Woman
This video focusses on the different lives of Roma women from all over Europe and how they are trying their best to make an impact on the lives of young people in their communities.
I am Traveller
Through the exploration of his own’s family’s experiences of violence, addiction, discrimination and suicide, John will confront head on the good and the bad of Traveller culture. This video gives a short glimpse into the documentary John film about being a Traveller.
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I’m Proud to be a Gypsy
This article is written by Sarah Bedak who is a proud Rroma woman who wants to share her story to help others feel proud of being from the Gypsy, Rroma and Traveller communities. In this article she talks about how her father was never proud to be a Gypsy until his later years and now she spends her time making sure that other people know about the Rroma lifestyle.
My Gypsy Childhood
Roxy Freeman never went to school, but at the age of 22 she decided to get a formal education. This forced her to face up to the prejudices that blight her Gypsy community and to shackle her wandering spirit. In this article for The Guardian, she discusses her experiences and how she went from never attending school to having a degree.