Our Story

Inspired by Candy Chang’s Before I Die project, the Before I Die Network was born from our own experiences of being young and unemployed, and our disillusionment with the support available. Its foundations lie in the piles of rejection letters, the Job centre- enforced application letters to minimum wage roles, the awkward checking both ways before going to sign on, the unpaid internships, the sitting at home wondering what to Google that will help us to move forwards, and the lie that’s still perpetuated that says that if we’re not succeeding it’s because we’re not aiming low enough.

The Before I Die Network was born because on our own, we are the “lost generation”, but when we join forces we can build a community and a future worth believing in.