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Born Equal

This short film here, explains how all men and women were not born equal – especially if you are a person of colour. 

This was filmed in the borough of Southwark, in London, very close to where I grew up as a teenager. What Siana describes has been happening for years and will continue to happen until all people of colour are exterminated from London. 

Because that is what gentrification is. 

A posh term for extermination. 

Denim, by Siana Bangura. 

You can also read an article about the short here:
https://blackballad.co.uk/views-voices/black-women-surviving-gentrification-in-london?listIds=590867cea8c0bab2039c3ac5&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=timeline

Author:

I’m Cece Alexandra and I have Epilepsy. Since being diagnosed, my life has changed significantly. After studying and teaching Humanities and Literature for all of my adult life, I was bullied and lost my job a month before qualifying to become an English Teacher. Once you fail the Teacher Training course in England, you cannot ever retrain; I then became too sick to work because of my Epilepsy. I am now currently studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology with the University of Liverpool. My disability provokes me into raising awareness for invisible disabilities, which I also actively partake in with Epilepsy Action. Part of that awareness is to help fight against invisible disability discrimination - I believe that this behaviour is not cognitively unconscious; modern society is actively partaking in a hierarchy of disabilities and I believe that there is not enough psychological research to prove this. I am also clinically interested in Cultural Psychology - particularly Collectivist Culture, and wish to pursue this further in my academic career.

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