“artists statement” 
Millie
“Millies's story” 
Max
“Max's story” 
Herbert
“Herbert's story” 
Eddie
  2 years ago Eddie was using a zebra crossing, on Bath Row in Birmingham, when he was hit by a speeding car. Tossing him over the roof, Eddie suffered from a loss of consciousness and a stroke to his left side. Without a driver's licence and insurance, the driver attempted to make a getaway but was later apprehended by police.

  Eddie spent 2 months in recovery and had to learn to walk again. Today he is still battling the case in court, along with various health issues, including issues regarding his abdomen and his ability to walk. 

  Eddie is happy the police were able to detain the driver, especially as they found a firearm in his vehicle.
Brendan
“Brendan's story” ​​​​​​​
Halima
Halima and Haleemah are two young Muslim students from Nigeria, who developed a friendship after they moved to the UK to study at degree level. Both women expressed how much they appreciate their newfound independence but at the detrimental cost of loneliness from not having their families close by. At least they have each other…  
Haleemah
 Haleemah and Halima are two young Muslim students from Nigeria, who developed a friendship after they moved to the UK to study at degree level. Both women expressed how much they appreciate their newfound independence but at the detrimental cost of loneliness from not having their families close by. At least they have each other…
Muhammed
3 and a half years ago Muhammad was a victim of a racial attack from his ex-partner who stabbed him 17 times in the face, legs and hands because of his Irish heritage. After the attack he was left homeless and is still recovering today.
  Suffering from PTSD and flashbacks from the attack, Muhammad made an attempt to harm himself but was stopped by a visiting support office who saved his life. Muhammad still maintains a relationship with both the support worker and paramedic that helped him on that day.

‘While I was homeless, there was a Pakistani, Muslim family who helped me off of the streets, giving me shelter in their own home. I helped look after their children by teaching them maths and helping with their homework, in return they taught me how to speak Arabic. They taught me so much about life.’

Mohamad has now devoted his life to helping vulnerable people off of the streets and into temporary accommodation. His friend stated that he has to look after Muhammad because otherwise he would give everything he owns to anybody he can help. 


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Ronnie
“Ronnie's story ” 

Alan
“When people meet me they say they have never met anybody like me in their whole life and quite often they react with hostility” 

Alan takes great pride in his unique identity and fascinating conversations. For the last 40 years Alan has been collecting & recycling scrap metal by foot. Pushing a flatbed cart around the city of Birmingham, Alan collects discarded and littered metals and painstakingly strips every item he finds into specific types of metals. 
 
“Scrap metal recycling is a job where you can work the hours you want, you can weigh in when you want… nobody tells you what to do. It ticks all the boxes. I think more students should do this as a job while they study because it's flexible.”

“ I once found a skip outside Workguard filled with brand new, ex-display model, work boots. There were no pairs in there but I managed to find a few similar looking boots that I was prepared to wear. I just started to walk away with my new boots and a man came running out and said ‘Put those back!’. He then took control of my trolley and threw them all back into the skip.”
  “Anyway, I went back the next day and got them back.”
“It's a nasty attitude to have  'I don't want it but I won't let you have it' I come across that from time to time.”

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