Louise | Eighteen

Louise | Eighteen


– Louise: ‘Selby a town that is so in debt and in austerity that it’s unable to make it out. Living in it changes your outlook. Everyone has their own aspirations and mine has always been to act. Ever since I was young
I wanted to perform. I’ve constantly thought of the struggles of costs. I’ve always wanted to attend acting school, however, the more I think of this list the more I wonder. Can I afford it? Will I even get in? [ DOOR SLAMS ] I don’t look or sound like them. [ ♪ CLAPS FOLLOWED BY MUSIC ♪ ] [ ♪ EXTENDED BEEP ♪ ] I don’t want to be a part of a dissapearing
breed of working class voices struggling to find their way
into the most expensive industry in the world. This means the industry is missing out on the chance of accurate representations and there won’t be enough perspectives
to understand the real world, the world we live in. Coming from a town that struggles to find the funds necessary to keep it going makes me wonder if I will ever
be able to achieve my goal. I work as a waitress and I’ve only gained one quarter
of the funds necessary for one year in drama school in eleven months of work. And living in a town that struggles to pay the money needed on time and needs to find as much
as possible, is stressful It seems like they only want the elite but when Tracey Emin became famous
as a working-class artist many people questioned her right to be there. Her answer was always “Why not me?” That’s what I’ll say when I’m asked. Why not me? Because I deserve to be there too.’ [ ♪ APPLAUSE ♪ ]

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