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Joni

Joni

Name: Joni Clarke
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: London
Campaign: To encourage others not to judge people on their appearance

I was born in England and converted to Islam at the age of 17.

 

I choose to wear the niqab - a traditional Islamic dress - which sometimes opens me up to a lot of public discrimination.

 

People stereotype me and make assumptions based on what they see without knowing who I am as a person.

 

Others who choose to express themselves, either by having tattoos or unique hairstyles, often face similar prejudice in their lives without being able to tell their story.

 

I want to put a stop to those who judge a book by its cover and encourage them to see an individual for who they are and not how they look.

Thank you to Matteo Trincheri and Tammana Miah for helping me with this campaign.

Affinity Sutton

Affinity Sutton, one of the largest housing associations in England, is backing our campaign.

 

With over 57,000 homes and a 100-year history, the charitable organisation is working in partnership with Fixers to help support young people across the country address the issues they want to fix.

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