Mica

There’s a thing about growing up white in America. The philosophy of American whiteness, in addition to causing a great many more overt problems, sort of flattens culture, removes all modifiers of identity down to one ...

Bill E.

Hello. I’m new here and keen to learn Welsh – again. I spent my seven years of secondary education in Tywyn. I have an O-Level in Welsh (for English speakers) from 1973. A very long time ago. My ‘Welshness’ ...

Louise W.

I’ve lived in the South Wales Valleys all my life but struggled to learn Welsh in school. I know the basics (counting, colours, and a couple of other things), but due to being neurodivergent, I struggled in school and ...

Nick W.

At the age of four and a half, I had the incredibly good fortune to be adopted by a couple from Anglesey, where I went on to spend most of my childhood and adolescence in their lovely home, although I was, unfortunately ...

Anthony M.

I come from Caerphilly, but I now live in Pontypridd. Dw i’n dod o Caerfilli, ond dw i’n byw yn Bontypridd. Although Welsh is a part of the national curriculum up until GCSE level, it never really clicked with me. I ...

Erin R.

There are a lot of reasons I’m here. I’m your typical American of Northern European descent, long parted from any of my ancestors and any languages that they spoke and I do feel the poorer for it. I’ve never ...

Daze

I am an American without any familial connection to Wales whatsoever, but I’ve always found Welsh a very interesting language in both writing and speaking, as well as always fostering a deep admiration for Wales and ...

Gabriel R.D

As an American in a community with a lot of pride in it’s Welsh history, I have been around the language for all of my eighteen years:) My mamgu is from Ceredigion, and it has always been very important for that side ...

Nick L.

Hi All, I’m a Yorkshire man, I don’t live in Cymru but I do spend a lot of time in the north, recreationally. I’ve always had a fascination with the language and wanted to learn more, but the real catalyst for me ...

Robert P.

Hello! I’m a beginner and enjoying wandering through this new world. I’m here because I met a chap in his 70’s called Owain from Bala in Ruthin town square one afternoon. I was with a lady who attended a Welsh ...