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Poor Katriona O'Sullivan

Poor By Katriona O'Sullivan

Poor by Katriona O'Sullivan

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Poor: Grit, courage, and the life-changing value of self-belief by Katriona O'Sullivan

'We love a rags-to-riches story, and we love to see someone triumph through sheer determination. But the story is rarely that simple. My story isn't, anyway.'

As the middle of five kids growing up in dire poverty, the odds were low on Katriona O'Sullivan making anything of her life. When she became a mother at 15 and ended up homeless, what followed were five years of barely coping.

This is the extraordinary story - moving, funny, brave, and sometimes startling - of how Katriona turned her life around. How the seeds of self-belief planted by teachers in childhood stayed with her. How she found mentors whose encouragement revived those seeds in adulthood.

Now an award-winning lecturer whose work challenges barriers to education, Poor stands as a stirring argument for the importance of looking out for our kids' futures. Of giving them hope, practical support and meaningful opportunities.

'Deeply moving and thought-provoking' Louise O'Neill

'Fearless, funny and searingly honest' Adil Ray OBE

'A book that can change society' Lynn Ruane

'Poor shows the strength of Katriona O'Sullivan's unbreakable spirit - she is a beacon of light' Patricia Scanla

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A book of empowerment and hope -- Patricia Scanlan
[A] story for the unheard and unseen that is fearless, funny and searingly honest -- Adil Ray OBE
Phenomenal -- Louise O'Neill
Katriona has taken her life and turned it into a call for action. She has given us all of her in her radically honest memoir and all who read it must meet that honesty with action. Poor is a book that can society, and we must all level up to change it with her. -- Lynn Ruane

About Katriona O'Sullivan

Dr Katriona O'Sullivan was born in Coventry to Irish parents. In 1998, at 20, she moved from Birmingham to Dublin and subsequently enrolled in the Trinity College access programme. She went on to gain a PhD in psychology from Trinity and joined its staff. She now works as a senior lecturer in Digital Skills in Maynooth University's Department of Psychology. She has worked with policy-makers to develop strategies around education and inclusion, and has been an invited speaker at the UN, the World Education Forum, the European Gender Action Workshop on Women and Digitalization. Most recently, the programme she leads to improve working class girls' access to education in STEM subjects won the Most Impactful Initiative award at the Women in Tech Europe Awards in Amsterdam. She is married with three children and lives in Dublin. Poor is her first book.

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Poor: Grit, courage, and the life-changing value of self-belief by Katriona O'Sullivan
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