In the autumn of 2012 cuts within the National Health Service were really starting to bite. Several hundred public sector workers marched through Bristol city centre, many with their families. Protests were not merely about individuals income but about maintaining the quality of service delivery.
What I found fascinating was the difficulty most participants had in demonstrating. Adapting a new mask to reflect their anger came very unnaturally to many workers. We develop through our lives a mask to reflect the way we would wish to be seen. It seems that putting on a new mask is a lot harder than might first be imagined.