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Judy Fairbairns

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Contact: judy.fairbairns@btinternet.com
Other contact method: Agent (Jenny Brown): jenny@jennybrownassociates
Local authority: Argyll and Bute
Languages: English
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Although I have no diplomas to wave about, my experiential learning throughout a tough life is worth sharing. Already, my book, Island Wife, on the truth of my marriage, my regular blog on what life is like as a carer for dementia, and my encounters with other ordinary women living a life they wouldn't have chosen, make more ripples than I ever imagined.

My speaking out tells others they are not alone. My song writing reflects my life and my thoughts on all aspects of what it is to be a woman, a mother, a long-term wife. I love to catch the sparkle in another's eyes when they hear their own story told. We become a team, all holding a strong rope that links us, that can change a day, perhaps, even, a life.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; Dumfries and Galloway; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Highland; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); Orkney Islands; Scottish Borders; Shetland; Stirling

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Reading; Talk

Audience can work with

Carers; People living with dementia

Topics of work

Ageing; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Death, grief & bereavement; Family; Gender equality; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Rural communities

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Age groups can work with


Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+