Involved about social justice from an early age, Stella Creasy rallied associates to protest about animal cruelty in her teenagers. Earlier than making her method to Westminster through Walthamstow Council, London (the place she’s lived since 1998), Stella was employed as a youth and a charity employee. ‘Politics appeared like a productive place to make change occur,’ the 46-year-old tells me, ‘In my head I’m nonetheless that 15 year-old burnished with injustice on the world and pleasure about what could be achieved.’ Highlighting the significance of ‘bloody arduous work’, being within the room, and never giving up even while you really feel unheard, her power and dedication is spectacular. After 13 years in opposition, Brexit, the Covid pandemic and a good quantity of political mayhem, she remains to be extremely centered and pushed.
On this particular episode, Stella joins me to speak concerning the realities of getting issues carried out as a girl in politics and imagines a future the place issues is perhaps completely different with extra monetary help for moms, and fewer harassment and abuse (of the kind that made the news this week). Please make this occur, Stella! She shares particulars of the problems she’s presently tackling, each in her London constituency and Westminster, together with: maternity discrimination and inexpensive childcare, regulating the Purchase Now Pay Later trade, the safeguarding of kid refugees and making misogyny a part of the hate crime framework. She fairly clearly loves dwelling in Walthamstow, and is extremely pleased with her local people.
Speaking to Stella Creasy made me realise that I have to become involved. She is captivated with equality and human rights, and her enthusiasm for equity and alter is contagious. Because it says in her social media bio ‘ Sitting on the sidelines is for Statler and Waldorf.‘
We hope you get pleasure from this particular episode. Such an inspiring dialog with an unbelievable girl.
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Producer and audio engineer: Linda Ara-Tebaldi
Host: Alyson Walsh
Visitor: MP Stella Creasy
Music: David Schweitzer
Art work: Ayumi Takahashi
Coordinator: Helen Johnson