How to be a gypsy girl

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how to be a gypsy girl

Gypsy Girl by Rosie McKinley

What a moving tale of a difficult childhood. It goes to show that no matter what religion or culture you are born into the struggles and difficulties can be similar. Rosie was born into a gypsy life, and this was a struggle from day one. This tale gives a unique insight into a culture you may not always hear/read about. However Rosies life is tough and she goes through a lot more than most people do.

Beautifully written, easy to get into and hard to put down, this tale shows you an overview of Rosies life. She gives an insight into the ideas and cultures of a gypsy but also that of a catholic where families expand at almost an alarming rate and the notion of standing by your man no matter what. She does not have it easy but from this novel you can see she trys her best to make it ok, and even more so to make sure everyone else around her is ok. You can tell she has a fight in her to keep her going through all the suffering and pain she puts up with.

Unexpected as its more a tale of a troubled childhood and growing up with a sprinkling of the travellers culture thrown in. Their is nothing from the description and the cover to suggest this book would be as sad and as moving as it was. At the same time it was fascination, and really worth a read. Great book and I would recommend it.
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Since , Travellers have been recognised as an ethnic group and are protected under the Race Relations Act in the UK. Education Being on the road means traveller children often grow up outside of educational systems. Which means they suffer educational and social exclusion if they do attend school. Many children never attend school, while others are illiterate because formal education is not a priority in the gypsy culture. Traveller girls are often taken out of education prior to secondary school to prevent them mixing with boys from other cultures. Religion The vast majority of travellers are Roman Catholics.

On a piece of former wasteland in North Wales, 25 caravans, trailers and mobile homes nestle beneath a grey sky. It could be a scene from a holiday park. But, in fact, this site is home to what is arguably one of the most isolated and enigmatic communities in modern day Britain: travellers. In a trailer next door to his own gleaming chalet, Paddy sips a cuppa as two of his grandchildren — Roseanne, 13, and Margaret, nine — are hard at work. Little Margaret is wiping down every surface with a cloth dipped in very hot water mixed with bleach. Her perfectly tonged, corkscrew red curls are pinned back from her face with an enormous white bow, as she stands on tiptoes to reach as high as she can.


M y Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, the television series that ended last week and attracted nine million viewers, was designed to "throw an overdue light on a secretive, marginalised and little-understood segment of our society", according to the blurb from Channel 4. But the show largely avoided the myriad of problems, such as discrimination, poor health and poverty faced by Travellers, except for what felt like a tokenistic final episode, and instead focused on over-the-top wedding dresses and other excesses. MBFGW was about Gypsies and Travellers, but there was criticism from both communities that C4 failed to properly distinguish between the two. Since , Travellers have been recognised as an ethnic group and are protected under the Race Relations Act. Last week C4 was accused by the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain of fuelling "hatred and suspicion" of their way of life and have demanded a right of reply. Kathleen, who lives with her six children in a three-bedroom trailer, is fairly typical of an Irish Traveller woman, except that she is separated from her husband. Along with many other Gypsy and Traveller women in the UK, Kathleen was a victim of domestic violence.

She likes to do what feels right to her. She will always be drawn to what triggers her emotions. Otherwise, she will keep wandering and looking for what moves her soul until she finds it. She just likes to be on her own and she is not the one to cry for weeks over someone or something. She wants to find her own happiness. She is a living paradox. Because of her extreme emotions, she struggles to find a happy medium.

Little is known about the gypsy way of life, since they are a very private people. All we know are strewn facts from a reality show and bits of bits of typecasts that we have picked up along the way. The world fell in love with the idea of modern gypsies in part because of their secrets. Most of us conjure up the Disney version; a guarded, mysterious woman draped in layers of clothing with bangles adorning her body. We picture her next to a wagon, perhaps, for everyone knows that gypsies are travellers, right?


  1. Parfait C. says:

    However, there are still some strict customs for all of the members of the community. For example, it's not common for a gypsy girl to get an education.

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