Brexit Testimonies

22 March 2019

Terri in Belgium

"I don't think a lot of people of colour were particularly shocked by Brexit ... it's a real frustration when you have people who say I can't believe this happened, I can't believe that there's all this xenophobia and I can't believe that there's all this latent hatred or division and you feel like but how many conversations did you have with that black friend or that British Indian friend or that said yeah actually Britain's quite racist or this thing happened, it was quite racist, and you assured them like no no you're being over-sensitive, racism isn't as bad as it used to be like we've made so much progress, you know, you're probably being a little bit sensitive to it. Well it turns out, sorry guys we were right, like this was always there, it didn't go away"

Terri's testimony is part of our Brexit Brits Abroad Podcast series. Take a listen to her talk with Michaela about the moment when she realised that there was a different life on offer in Europe, her experiences of living and working in other EU countries and the importance of the ability to move freely for her work within the context of changing economic circumstances of Europe. And then Brexit came along … take a listen to find out how she makes sense of Brexit and its impacts on her life.

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