When someone told me not to apply because someone like
me would not get in I proved them wrong.
Dreda has an amazing story to tell about how she went from East End housing estate, living in a home with no books, to award-winning writer, broadcaster, journalist and education consultant.
Dreda talks passionately and engagingly about the barriers and adversity she had to overcome on her road to success and strategies for success.
Dreda has talked about her life-altering journey at many different events, including at schools, conferences, prisons and young offenders institutes.
To find out more and to book Dreda contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woman's Hour, Radio 4
10am Wednesday 6 June
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Mitchell gives a voice to the working class community she grew up in. Times Education Supplement.
Awesome, inspirational, brilliant. Teacher
Brilliant discussion on bullying by Dreda Say Mitchell. Producer, Daybreak, ITV
Dreda knows what she's talking about. Prisoner
Successful and motivating. Governor, HMYOI Cookham Wood
I could have listened to Dreda all day. Secondary School Pupil