About the series
This is Tottenham is a series that began with me trying to understand who I was. Although it’s still very much about me and my demons, it’s also about an area that has remained invisible in the eyes of the mainstream world. It’s an area where ethnic minorities struggle for basic opportunities in work, education and life. We’ve been let down by the system but have never expected any handouts. We’ve grafted for what we’ve got and had to help ourselves to get where we are. Today Tottenham is being brutally gentrified. Its past, its rich and diverse history is being erased one planning contract at a time. Some residents feel threatened and their way of life compromised. The Tottenham they know is vanishing in front of their eyes. Others welcome the change and looking forward to a more peaceful future where them and their children have the same opportunities as everyone else but more importantly a place where they can be seen.