In our new podcast “Objects”, Charlotte Armitage is diving deep into conversation with seven people – all with experience of care – about the objects that define some of the most important moments in their lives.
Episode 5 – Kenny Murray
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Kenneth Murray, 30, is a writer and award-winning activist. Kenneth is one of five siblings who grew up as part of a single parent family and latterly, spent time in care. He has worked across the public, private and third sectors in communications roles. Kenneth currently works at Who Cares? Scotland where he leads on the ‘Who We Are’ campaign, a project aimed at transforming the media portrayal of Care Experienced people. This award-winning campaign has led to Kenneth working with movie studios and large publishing houses as well as the BBC. Kenneth’s work has created spaces for Care Experienced people to speak with Sean Anders, writer and director of Instant Family, Jacqueline Wilson on her books; ‘My Mum Tracy Beaker’ and ‘The Beaker Girls’; the team behind the TV adaptation of My Mum Tracy Beaker and BBC The Social. Kenneth has written for STV and is a regular contributor to Times Radio where he reviews the news headlines. He currently writes a column for Holyrood Magazine, the leading Scottish political magazine. Kenneth is currently working on his first screenplay which he hopes tells a new story about Care Experienced people.
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