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"It’s hard to think of anything better calculated to exacerbate all your insecurities about whether you appear as successful or as a failure, interesting or dull, clever or stupid, well-educated or ignorant, than being ranked by class"—The Inner Level. Home is a fiction I manufacture, a question I sidestep, a place in my heart that…

Fighting inequality in the UK

https://videopress.com/v/7fCbfsv0 Fighting inequality in the UK follows the stories of three activists: Hannah, an 18-year-old Muslim woman from Acton, West London; Aisling, a Brighton-based activist organising around the housing and homelessness crisis in the city; Tracey, a community worker supporting local people in Teesside to take local action and campaign for economic and social justice. The UK is the…

Inequality is racism

https://videopress.com/v/Jk2ONmcr "You're living in a block, but down there you can see nice houses ... when you peep outside your window you just see people living lavish, living better than you." Hannah Haji, a young Muslim woman in London talks about the impact of gentrification and "regeneration" in London, and how London's current housing crisis…

Balance #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

https://videopress.com/v/eoTRcZBu For the last day of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we're sharing this powerful animation in which Katherine, Simon, Martin and Muna explore what a fair and equal world would look like to them, and what it would mean for health and happiness. Accompanied by beautiful animation from Yujie Xu. A massive thank you to Yujie Xu, Cate…

“Did your parents buy your house off Mrs Thatcher?” and other degrading comments

A long read exploring the differences between material poverty and perceived cultural inequalities, and how the author began to recognise the impact of inequality on her self-esteem whilst at university. I grew up in Tottenham, North London for the first 18 years of my life as a very conscious and progressive child and teen. I…

How understanding inequality explained my mental distress

The following is a poignant and insightful blog from Georgina, about the strong resonances she found when reading The Inner Level, the 2018 book from Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett following on from their acclaimed work The Spirit Level. When I read The Inner Level I was struck in a way I haven’t felt…