Previously a frontline homelessness support worker, performance poet Bryony is now training to be training to be a social justice lawyer.Access to Justice
Bryony worked for Wycombe Homeless Connection, a small independent charity in Buckinghamshire. Her role involved helping people avoid homelessness by fighting evictions and supporting them once settled in their new accommodation. Bryony took part in Systems Changers, a programme run by funder Lankelly Chase. This helped to capture and harness the insights of frontline workers around the complex issue of multiple disadvantage.
She has blogged and written poetry about her experiences as a support worker, winning the Dreading Poetry slam final in 2017.
Since taking part in Being the Story in 2017 she has made a massive change and is now training to be a social justice lawyer. She continues to perform poetry at slam events about her experiences in frontline support work, putting the spotlight on social issues that she feels need to be talked about.
Previous talks at Being The Story
Slamming it at the Frontline
It started with a couple of lightly lyrical blog posts about support work but progressed from prose to performance poetry slams. Now Bryony uses her words to give voice to the subtle and sensitive stories she is part of through her work. In this talk she shares her insights as a frontline worker and also shows that frontline workers supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, mental ill-health substance misuse and offending behaviour need the space to create. Bryony took part in the Systems Changers programme for frontline workers run by Lankelly Chase. Lankelly Chase is a Being the Story Partner.