Bluelou is based in Bristol and is a lone Mother of two from a Northern Irish working class background.

She was told to leave school at 16.

She is also a fine art graduate, an internationally award winning political cartoonist and has done holiday cover for the likes of Steve Bell in the Guardian.

She curently contrabutes to the Morning Star in rotation with Martin Rawson, and has featured in TV and radio, such as the BBC curent affairs program PM.