Q. What does Covid Realities mean to you right now?
As an accidental activist and anti-poverty campaigner since 2018, the opportunity to tell those in power how the pandemic is affecting already precarious lives and livelihoods was far too good an opportunity to waste. It's important to me that we hold those that govern us to account. To potentially be able to influence government policy towards being more equitable, compassionate is an exciting prospect. It gives my life meaning and purpose to campaign for those who feel unable to speak up for themselves, many of whom don't realise how shabbily they are being treated by the current and previous governments. I don't do it for reward or recognition - just to try make a difference. And in return I have gained huge family of fellow participants with whom I feel much love and solidarity.