India works weekends in a Chinese takeaway in Teesside and she will write a poem about a typical night at work and the people she meets there. The piece will attempt to address the lazy stereotype of working-class people. “We are not lazy, we are not charity cases, we are the same as everyone else, we just have to fight a bit harder to get where we want to be.”
India Hunter bio
Growing up in a post-industrial town with a father in the steel industry has given India Hunter, a young writer from Teesside, a unique experience of the issues facing the North East today. She is particularly interested in the way that recent political events have shaped the mindsets of those living in areas that would be considered more ‘economically deprived’ and her writing aims to eradicate the negative stereotypes. India is a member of the Tees Women Poets.