Location: UK (Merseyside)
Just as Hayley was born, the coalpit her family’s income depended on was closed. Her father manages to get by on a string of freelance contracts.
At 18, years of economic decline have had an impact on Hayley’s generation, leaving many of her friends (and herself) unemployed. But Hayley keeps hope: “I’d rather fight for it all. Go to university. Get a decent education and a decent job.”