Connie Van Eyk feels like the politicians, amidst their bickering and power struggles, aren't listening any more. She'd be keen to speak to someone more radical if they're the only person who'll take notice - a similar sentiment that delivered Trump the US presidency.
John Pettigrew is the third generation of his family to work in coal, and grew up wanting to be part of the industry, like many of his peers. He'll be out of work soon, and worries about the lack of planning made for the future of the Valley.
"My latent queerness leaked through the edges of everything I did. My Barbies rejected Ken, stripped off their dresses, and went to bed together. But I didn’t learn any words for female queerness until 1991."