An Irishman Abroad

The Jade Jordan Episode

September 11, 2021

Actress and writer Jade Jordan sits down with Jarlath to discuss the inspiration behind her stunning new book “Nanny, Ma & Me”. Learning to cope with racism, discrimination and abuse is hard enough but a large portion of the population deny it’s very existence, that is something else entirely. Jade explains how the institutional racism the past three generations of her family have faced might have to get worse before it gets better. The presumption that each generation is more tolerant than the last is examined while we hear raw and heartbreaking audio from Jade's interviews with her mother. The final part of the episode is devoted to Jade’s own story and how her time at drama school crippled her confidence but also showed her how not to teach drama at her own school today. The book Nanny, Ma & Me is out now:

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