About the author

Sumi Hollingworth


I am a thirty-seven year old ex-Londoner, mother, partner and sociologist who researches and writes about community, identity, parenting and education for social justice. For ten years I worked in university academic research, where I also did a PhD in sociology of education. I then supervised London teachers in their doctoral studies. I’m interested in social relationships and how we attempt to connect across difference, and try to find alternative forms of value under western capitalism or beyond it.

I am currently living on the road, traveling West to East, from the UK to India: but it’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey. Through daily routines living and growing on the road, with my partner and now four year old, I’m concerned with surviving, connecting, parenting, and reflecting and writing about this transition.