November 2023: Engage Britain has now merged with Demos. You can still find all our work from 2019-2023 here, but to get in touch or find out about our new ventures, go to

"I used to be so worried that every time I speak, people will be like ‘Oh, she's bringing the race card in again’. And I didn't for many years. I'd be like ‘Okay, I'm the only black person in this room, let me not make it about colour’. But actually, sometimes it is. "