Project Twist-It

coming soon!

Coming Feb 2020

Coming Feb 2020

What does it mean to be poor in Britain and America? For decades the primary narrative about poverty in both countries is that it has been caused by personal flaws or ‘bad life decisions’ rather than policy choices or economic inequality. This misleading account has become deeply embedded in the public consciousness with serious ramifications for how financially vulnerable people are seen, spoken about and treated.

Drawing on Project Twist-It’s two-year multi-platform initiative, this book by award-winning journalist and author Mary O’Hara – Project Twist-It founder – asks how we can overturn this fundamentally pernicious portrayal once and for all. Crucially, she turns to the real experts to try to find answers – the people who live it.

Find out more: UKUS


the latest from project twist-it

Project twist-it: Changing the way we talk about poverty

What it’s all about!  Explore the site to find out more! Get in touch at pticomms@gmail.com and share YOUR story!

What it’s all about!

Explore the site to find out more! Get in touch at pticomms@gmail.com and share YOUR story!

We all love stories. Stories can help us understand the world – and each other – a little better.

Project Twist-It is a hub for stories about poverty that are hidden from view. People with experience of poverty feel their stories and viewpoints are not heard – or are misrepresented. Together, we can change that.

We are sharing these stories through original writing, film, audio, animation and much more. Find out more about this groundbreaking project at our About Page.

Project Twist-It LIVE! Fantastic photos of the event on Saturday 8 December by the young journalists at Educational Life CIC Find them here! Follow this great new initiative from young people at the event: Facebook: A Penny for your Thoughts


discover – what’s on project twist-it

Storytellers  – Artists, Musicians, Actors respond to Project Twist-It

Storytellers – Artists, Musicians, Actors respond to Project Twist-It

Voices of Experience  – Stories from people who’ve lived in poverty

Voices of Experience – Stories from people who’ve lived in poverty

Campaigners  – The activists working to challenge poverty stigma

Campaigners – The activists working to challenge poverty stigma

The experts  – Policymakers and academics in the poverty field

The experts – Policymakers and academics in the poverty field

Voices of youth  – Young people making a difference

Voices of youth – Young people making a difference

Blog  – Contributions from across the spectrum of Project Twist-It

Blog – Contributions from across the spectrum of Project Twist-It

 

Project Twist-It film

Featuring Billie JD Porter (BBC, Channel 4) and produced in partnership with ThinkNation, this 15 minute film focuses on young people from across the UK as they share stories and insight on poverty, highlighting their ideas on how we can all change the narrative.

cartoon created for project twist-it by shane pangburn

Created for Project Twist-It By  Shane Pangburn

Created for Project Twist-It By Shane Pangburn