WHO IS Matriactivista(*)?

Jesusa Ricoy Olariaga (Mara) Alicante, Spain 1974

Spanish national resident in the U.K. since 1992.

Currently exploring the impact of creativity on health and wellbeing. 

Professionally she defines herself as an educator with vast experience in birth, feminism, womanhood, activism and film. 

Online activist for more than a decade, mostly in spanish speaking countries, reclaiming the rights of women, particularly mothers. She is also a poet and writer, and a reflective listener of trauma and loss. Mother of 3 and founder of the international movement Roses Revolution. Mara speaks fluently Spanish, English and Italian and has worked both interpreting and translating, as a volunteer.

And recently completed her training with Sing to beat Parkinson