This week, I went to a play, called I Declare at My Own Risk, written and performed by Alina, a young Roma actress from Romania. I met Alina through a movement supporting Roma rights in London. Her performance was truly amazing, and she shared episodes of her life which took place from when she was ten years old. She shared the difficulties she went through, after her family was evicted from their home, and also shared her experiences relating to exclusion and acceptance of her identity, as a child, a teenager, and as a young adult.
There is a really good video about Alina and her play here.
It was a very powerful performance!