Changing Incumbent Systems: A Personal Story

Changing Incumbent Systems: A Personal Story

I grew up in England with a ‘children should be seen and not heard’ kind of culture. This, paired with an invisible class system that put me in place every time I left the house, was nothing short of infuriating as a curious and gregarious child. I am the daughter of a Boarding School/Cambridge educated father and a working class mum, so I was always a bit confused. I spent each year at my local comprehensive with classmates who grew up to be hairdressers and electricians, and summers sailing with friends who went to some of the most expensive public schools in the UK.                   

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