100% state school educated, having had 3 jobs from the age of 14, I learnt young that to have what I wanted I'd have to work hard for it. After a chance entry into TV (privilege of growing up in London), I studied PPE at Oxford, and then became a maths teacher because I wanted our working class young people to grow up feeling clever and that they could do whatever they put their mind to. This is where I thought I could do the most for social mobility and structural change. Now, as an artist, I am interested in how we take up space, use our voices and come together to challenge status quos and reimagine our shared futures. I believe in the power of story. And as a kid with 3 jobs, it is what gave me hope.