They teach us from young to be young dumb and living off mum and to walk past the homeless man you see on the street and to consider him a bum. When he asks you directly have you got any change? We pull back, out of close range and say sorry this is the last of my change. They publicise television programmes that promote sex and binge drinking in daylight hours but when it comes to nightly hours and teenagers practice what they’ve seen preached they ridicule us and consider the youth too far out of reach. We live in a world where double standards are taught and most people don’t stop to spare a thought. A world where if we publicise how much we hate love and trust but yet we go out searching for lust. We live in a world where we don’t care for one another and we don’t regard each other as sister or brother. We live in a world where democracy is dead and people rather than hear the truth follow the lies of the misled. I hope one day we’ll wake up and see the reality because a lack of knowledge causes society an excruciatingly deep fatality.
Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.