Oral History Project - Julienne

Julienne Dolphin Wilding

Julienne, born in Hackney in 1960 to a West Indian father and a British mother, lived 13 of her total 18 years in care in Dr. Barnardo’s Village in Barkingside.

In this conversation, Julienne discusses discomfort with the term mixed race only being used to describe skin colour and not culture, the strange events that led to meeting her father and how her childhood obsession with wildlife and nature led to her career as an environmental artist.


In this interview, a young care leaver, Irene, interviews Julienne about their common experiences as women of colour in the care system.

Irene is 21 years old and is a graduate of Sociology at Bristol University.

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