Rachael Okiya is an organiser with campaign Take Back the City. Rachael studied Sociology and Anthropology with Gender Studies and focused her dissertation on race, class and urban regeneration.
Take Back the City is a grassroots campaign for disillusioned Londoners who are organising against rip-off rents, racist policing, pollution, lack of community spaces and unaccountable politicians. Their want is to create a democratic, diverse London for all, especially marginalised Londoners. The campaign takes inspiration from Spanish citizen platforms, where five years of austerity have shaken the establishment, and stress the importance of creative mediums, for example art and poetry, in attracting politically-disengaged participants.