Muted Media is taking a new approach to creativity, discourse and journalism, one that nurtures a new type of talent and changes the landscape of the media industry. Muted Media intend to engage with and showcase creative skills from the margins of society, highlighting perspectives anywhere from inside the care system to the criminal justice system, via the curation and production of various types of content, including podcasts, documentaries and music.
Arguments for ending austerity and tackling inequality are gaining ground, but it is still rare to hear from individuals who have experienced them first-hand. Both members of the team met at HMP YOI Isis in Greenwich offering different interventions and support to prisoners. Jason Mitchell has extensive experience in the music and Radio industry (National Prison Radio, BBC Radio 1Xtra) whilst Rachel Rigby’s experience lies mostly within the NHS, therapy and counselling, addiction and the care system.