No single stories – my experience of Tedx Brixton

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A couple of weeks ago, The Brixton People’s Kitchen was invited to speak at Tedx Brixton, as part of their “Big Idea” sessions – 5 minutes slots for leaders of community projects to introduce what they are about, in between the “proper” speakers.

Fan went and talked about the Brixton People’s Kitchen. And about her mum, and about elephants. Somehow, it made sense.

But what made even more sense was how great it felt to “belong” to Brixton. Each talk was as inspiring and aspirational as the other. What was the most striking was the overwhelming feeling of true diversity and connectedness – a breath of fresh air, beyond the tired and tiring story of gentrification – which we shouldn’t allow to become the “single story” of Brixton.

As soon as they are up, we will add links to our favourite stories of the day.


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