Project Twist-It

Changing the way we talk about poverty

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.

dispatches:  The latest from project twist-it

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

Olivia Chumacero

Olivia is an indigenous artist and author living in California. She talks to us about her experience and the importance of connecting art and social issues.

Mark Brown

Mark is a mental health campaigner and writer who has experienced poverty at various times in his life. He talks to us about the pervasive myths surrounding poverty.

Zita Holbourne

Zita is an artist, human rights campaigner and trade unionist from the UK and a co-founder of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. See her talk about the vital role of art in fighting poverty.

 

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