We're looking for Londoners to contribute to our new online platform amplifying the voices and stories of those experiencing inequality
Think Humans of New York meets Everyday Sexism, but we're talking inequality in all its forms and it's in London. Meet #EverydayInequality.
Over the past decade, the narrative around inequality has changed dramatically. Inequality is now widely accepted as one of the - if not the - biggest issue of the 21st century, and research on inequality and its effects are well-documented. However, the lived experience of inequality specifically is not well evidenced. There is currently no platform or forum providing information or access to the lived experience of inequality or its everyday impacts in the UK, especially not in an accessible way. There is also a general lack of shared knowledge about what it is like to experience inequality everyday, what that includes and how its specificities range across different contexts. We think that this is stifling the possibilities for change and debate about contemporary Britain.
Inequality affects us all, but we know that it is the people who are most affected by inequality whose stories we hear the least. They're also more likely to be over-looked, go un-consulted or are simply discredited or shamed when do they speak out about their experience. This needs to change.
What is the opportunity?
We want to bring together blogs, interviews, podcasts, poetry, music, art, videos and photography to showcase the real, diverse stories of what inequality feels like, starting with London - the most unequal region in the country.
You don't need to feel like you have all the answers to contribute; we are looking for anyone open to starting a conversation and willing to talk about their personal experience, in whatever form they may be comfortable.
This project is part of our London advocacy campaign.
Fill in this short form if you'd like to find out more about being involved and to begin exploring the different ways to contribute to your voice to the project. Email Rianna, Campaigns Officer, if you have any questions.
Please share this opportunity with friends or family based in London who you think should consider contributing their stories.