Dead Ink Books is crowdfunding for Know Your Place - a collection of essays about the working class, written by the working class.
"We had an open call for writers to submit essays on the lived experience of being working class in the UK today. We were overwhelmed with interest from people wanting to contribute to the book and aimed to choose twenty essays for the final book. In the end we finally managed to whittle it down to twenty-three essays that we felt were not only brilliantly written, but offered unique and fascinating views on working class life."
The final contributors are:
Abondance Matanda – The First Galleries I Knew Were Black Homes
Andrew McMillan – One of Us: Some Thoughts on Sexuality and the Working Class
Catherine O'Flynn – Heroes
Gena-mour Barrett – Living on an Estate Gave me a Community I Never Knew I Needed
Rebecca Winson – Disguised Malicious Murder: The Working Class and Mental Health
Sam Mills – The Benefits Cut
Sylvia Arthur – My Jobs, My Lives
Wally Jiagoo – Glass Windows and Glass Ceilings
Kate Fox – The Wrong Frequency
Yvonne Singh – More Than Just a Dream Land: Why the British Seaside Means So Much to the Working Class
Lee Rourke – Forging a Path
Laura Waddell – The Pleasure Button: Low Income Food Inequality
Kit De Waal – What Happened to Working Class Writers?
Alexandros Plasatis – The Immigrant of Narborough Road
Ben Gwalchmai – Where There’s Shit, There’s Gold
Cath Bore – The Housework Issue (The Other One)
Dominic Grace – The Death of a Pub
Sian Norris – Growing Up Outside Class
Peter Sutton – Education, Education, Education
Rym Kechacha – What Colour is a Chameleon?
Durre Shahwar – Navigating Space
Kath McKay – Reclaiming the Vulgar
Pledge rewards include signed, hardback editions of the book and the money raised also goes towards free manuscript appraisal for four authors from vulnerable or marginalised backgrounds. Pledge here!