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FAQ's

frequently asked questions

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist, can I interview you about what it’s like to be socially cleansed from London?

Answer: No. I only talk to journalists about my work.

Question: Cash Carraway isn’t your name! Why are you LYING about your name?!

Answer: Cash Carraway is the name I use to create work under. Lots of writers and artists do it. My birth name is Kelly Halpin and I changed it by Deed Poll to Cash Carraway in 2004. My passport, medical records etc are in the name Cash Carraway - why do you care so much you lunatics?!

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist, can I interview you about a piece I’m writing about domestic violence?

Answer: No. I only talk to journalists about my work.

Question: Why do you pretend to be working class?

Answer: I’m not pretending to be anything. I consider myself to be working class.

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist, just wondered if you could give me a quote for a piece I’m writing about what it’s like to live in poverty?

Answer: No. I only talk to journalists about my work.

Question: Do you do adverts or brand collaborations? Can we gift you a lovely product to share with your followers on Insta Stories?

Answer: I am anti-advertising so don’t do any of those things, but thanks for the offer. I don’t work with any PR’s or brands because I’m not an ‘influencer’.

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist, I’m writing a piece about the housing crisis - can I do an interview?

Answer: No. I only talk to journalists about my work.

Question: How can you be anti-advertising when you used to write copy for ad agencies? And on your old blog back in 2015 you advertised Botox? Gotcha!

Answer: I did do those things. But a person is free to change their beliefs and opinions at any time. I also used to work at the Daily Mail but that doesn’t diminish the hatred I now feel toward the right-wing media. I also used to eat meat but I’m now a vegetarian. David Mamet used to be my favourite playwright but now it’s Dennis Kelly. I used to smoke 20 fags a day but quit in 2010…

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist, I’m making a doc for BBC Three about single motherhood, would you like to come and talk about your experiences?

Answer: No. I only talk to journalists about my work.

Question: WHY- DON’T- YOU- JUST- GO- AND- GET- A- PROPER- JOB- SO- YOU- CAN- FEED- YOUR- DAUGHTER?

Answer: I’ve been a UK Taxpayer since 2005, therefore all my jobs over the years are deemed ‘proper’.

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist, I’m writing a piece about women selling sex to feed their kids, can we do an interview about your experiences in the sex industry?

Answer: No. I only talk to journalists about my current work.

Question: Why don’t you just SHUT UP about poverty and the working class? You’ve got a home and a book deal - be grateful and enjoy your life, you sound so BITTER and I think you’re vile…

Answer: Whilst I am very grateful that my fortunes have turned I am still incredibly angry that 4 million families currently live in poverty. Why the hell would anyone want to shut up about that?!

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist and…

Answer: Hi, would you like to talk to me about my writing?!

Response: Oh…well, good on you for writing an award nominated sell-out show and for the book and all that but I really want to interview you about what it’s like being homeless with a child…

Answer: No. I only talk to journalists about my work.

Question: What makes YOU the voice of the working class, hey? You went to private school and your parents are wealthy! You were married to a rich man and once painted your bathroom in Farrow & Ball!

Answer: I didn’t go to private school. My parents are not wealthy and I’ve been estranged from my mum since I was a teen (have no idea where she is in the world or what her financial situation is). And I’ve never been married. Wait… working class people are banned from using Farrow and Ball?!

I’m not attempting to be the voice of the working class. I’m just one working class woman with a loud mouth. I believe that change only occurs when many voices come together collectively to fight social injustice.

Question: Hi, I’m a journalist…

Answer: No.

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