Anna Carey, from Manchester, UK, Social Media Reporter
Academic / professional background
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Warwick, UK. I am currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at the University of Leiden. My research interests include the politics of space, visual culture and climate justice, and the role street art can play within these. Before studying here, I was an intern at Manchester Climate Change Agency in the UK.
What does Voice4Thought mean to you?
I understand Voice4Thought as a platform for connecting people. From music to autobiographies, a Voice4Thought makes me step out of my own assumptions, biases and experiences. It challenges me to not automatically assume I can know someone else’s story; instead to be prepared to listen and learn from other people. For me, by reading or listening to them, we become interwoven in each other’s stories.
Voice4Thought (V4T) is a digital and offline platform that provides a space for voices from around the world to express their thoughts. V4T supports artists, academics, journalists, bloggers, and others who are engaged in socio-political change.