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The fabulous Jameela Jamil talks to Project Twist-It about growing up in poverty and the power of shame:
“I’m interested in shame around poverty, because I think shame is used as a tool against people who grow up with no money”
Abigail reviews Skint Britain for Project Twist-It and explains how the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is telling a different story about poverty.
See her page here.
Smash the poverty stigma!
At our one-day Think Nation: Project Twist-It Live! event, young people worked with mentors for a day to create solutions to smash the poverty stigma online, in society, in the media and in schools.
See the inspiring results of their work at our PTI Live! page
The alternate census
Addressing the question how do we smash the poverty stigma in society?, participants in our Think Nation Project Twist-It live event came up with a great answer: Ask different questions! Find out more.
PTI Live!: Media Group
This short film was created in just one day by our media group of young people looking at:
How do we smash the poverty stigma in Media?
Check it out at our PTI Live! page
Holly is an award-winning comedian and writer. She volunteers when she can at Lewisham Foodbank, where Project Twist-It talked to her about the joy of stacking shelves – and the power of corrugated card.
Listen to Holly here
‘Sarah’ speaks powerfully about the impact of massive rent rises on low-wage workers, who can end up trapped in short-term housing with years to wait for public housing assistance.
Listen to her talk to us.
Sarah Smarsh is a journalist and essayist covering socioeconomic class in the US. Sarah writes from her first-hand experience of working poverty.
Read her interview with Project Twist-It.
Paul Sng is a filmmaker and writer of dual British and Singaporean heritage whose work focuses on people who challenge the status quo.
Hear him talk to us about the importance of stories.
Olivia Chumacero s an indigenous artist and author living in California.
Hear her talk to us about her experience as part of an immigrant family working in agricultural labour camps in her youth and of the importance of connecting art and social issues like poverty.
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.
Mark is a mental health campaigner and writer who has experienced poverty at various times in his life.
Hear him talk to us about the pervasive myths surrounding poverty.