Think Humans of New York meets Everyday Sexism, but we’re talking inequality in all its forms. Meet #EverydayInequality.

Why #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. Think tanks and charities produce endless research and reports on inequality and its effects, but real people’s voices and stories of inequality are not well evidenced in this work.

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 they do speak out about their experience.

This needs to change.

What is it?

#EverydayInequality is a new online platform that aims to bring together blogs, interviews, podcasts, poetry, music, art, videos and photography that showcase the real, diverse stories of what inequality feels like.

How can I contribute to the platform?

Anyone can contribute, you don’t need any experience or a specific story to tell. You just need to be open to starting a conversation and talking about your personal experience, in whatever form you are most comfortable.

Fill out this short form if you’d like to find out more, or feel free to submit something directly to Frankie at frankie.galvin@equalitytrust.org.uk.

We are initially focusing on collating stories of inequality from Londoners, but we are more than happy to accept stories from anyone so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

#EverydayInequality is coordinated by The Equality Trust, a registered UK charity and campaigning organisation that works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality.

This platform and its content have been made possible through generous funding from Trust for London.

Photo: finwal / iStock.
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