Yvonne Watterson in Arizona: 'I was born in Northern Ireland and own a British passport (to be on the safe side), as well as an Irish passport; my American permanent residency card clearly states Ireland as my country of birth; and my birth certificate states my birthplace as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.'

I am ambivalent about St Patrick’s Day, not sure what it is about March 17th that renders so many people Irish, or some version of it, that I do not r(...)

Yvonne Watterson with her mother Betty: ‘Happy Mother’s Day, ma. And thank you. It all makes sense now.’

I have worked in education long enough that it is not uncommon for me to encounter former students, some of whom are now married with careers and chil(...)

Yvonne Watterson with her students in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Jeff Topping

US president Donald Trump is due to announce on Tuesday whether he will scrap a programme which gives work permits to undocumented people who were bro(...)