CLARA

" I used to like everything about living in the U.K.,

until I heard the word Brexit for the first time."

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Shot at her two favourite places in London;

The Photographers Gallery and The Camera Museum

Nationality: Spanish.

 

Location: London.

 

Occupation: Museum assistant, photographer and musician.

 

How long have you lived in the U.K.?

9 Years!

Why did you move to the U.K.?

My aunty and uncle were living in East London and they told me how much I would love the city, mentioning the markets, the music scene, the art exhibitions... When I first visited them, I completely fell in love with London, and when I finished my Photography degree I decided to try living here! I knew I would learn, grow and expand my mind so much in this city.

What does your family think about you living in the U.K.?

They are really happy for me, as they can see that I found myself here. Obviously we miss each other, but luckily we are not that far away. 

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As a European, what's it like living in the U.K.?

I feel quite privileged, because I've seen many good friends leave the country because of visa issues, and it is so hard to see them go when they really want to stay. Everyone should live wherever they like without any impediment.

 

What do you dislike about living in the U.K.?

I used to like everything about living in the U.K., until I heard the word Brexit for the first time. I dislike the incoherence of English nationalism! Also, it is funny how English people get awkward so easily! Especially when they ask you “How are you doing” and you tell them the truth, that you are not doing ok or you are having a bad day, they just want to run away haha.

What do you think about Brexit?

I think that Brexit is a mad idea, and this unforgettable political moment is becoming an existential and emotional state for so many. Also, I think that the Brexit movement is bringing more hate and racism, and that makes me really scared and sad.

Will you stay in the U.K. after the Brexit transition period?

Yes, definitely. I have such deep affection for London, and I consider it my home.

What would you like people who voted Brexit to know?

As I mentioned earlier, I would tell them that Brexit is a mad idea. Some of the voters didn’t have enough information and they didn't think about the real consequences of leaving the EU, so I would like them to know that it is important to do some research and to be properly informed, don't trust the tele!

 

Also, I want to let them know that they will have problems retiring in Benidorm!

 

Is it not better to be united, to respect each other and to all be responsible for our future? 

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