Una is an artist and writer. Her first graphic novel Becoming Unbecoming (2015) is a social history/memoir of sexual violence, misogyny and femicide in Yorkshire in the 1970s. The book has been widely translated, featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and Open Book & Radio 3 Free Thinking, in the New York Times, Newsweek and Oprah Magazine. The book won a Prix Artemisia in 2019.
Una’s other graphic novels are On Sanity: One Day In Two Lives (2016) supported by Arts Council England, Cree (2018) Commissioned by New Writing North, and Eve (2021) published by Virago Press and supported by Arts Council England. Una also works on illustration commissions such as CSE Principles (2018) a series of postcards and other material for use with schools and youth services, made in collaboration with University of Bedfordshire, International Research Centre: Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking.
Previously Una worked in community education and community arts and as a University lecturer in Fine Art, Illustration and Critical Studies. Una has a Ph.D from Loughborough University and is a Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for Criminology. Previously Una was a visiting scholar at the Oxford Centre for Life-writing.