At Church Action on Poverty we've enjoyed working with Scouse writer-actor Ellis
Howard over the past year. Together we've been helping people channel their
experiences of poverty and struggle into powerful activism.
In this new video, Ellis explains why telling your own story is like having a
ACTIVISM, STRUGGLE AND SUPERPOWERS
Ellis explains really clearly the power and importance of people telling their
"With Church Action on Poverty, I ran a series of workshops all about how we can
use our lived experiences and transform them to activism; how we can own our
stories of struggle, of food shortages, to empower us and to help shape future
policy and future lives.
"For so long these stories, these experiences, these lives have been completely
undocumented. They haven’t been celebrated in a glorious nuanced way.
"Get in touch with all of those things that make you unique, and absolutely
harness them, because that’s where your superpower lies."
Watch and read Ellis talking about poverty and activism at
Ellis explains eloqently why it's so important that people should be able to
exercise dignity, agency and power.
If you can make a donation today, you could help more people to tell their
stories and find their superpowers!
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