The #SpeechlessSeries is a space for BlackoutUK contributors to provoke a conversation that challenges the silence.
Here Rob Berkeley shares his story and argues that encouraging people to come out is not enough – coming out to what?
“The writer trapped among a speechless people is in danger of becoming speechless himself. For then he has no mirror, no corroborations of his essential reality; and this means that he has no grasp of the reality of the people around him.”
―James Baldwin from “A Word from Writer Directly to Reader”
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