Ruth Kettle-Frisby lives in Havering and built her career as an A Level philosophy lecturer, subject leader, and external examiner. She’s now proud carer to her two young daughters, the eldest of whom is severely disabled.
Ruth is a Quaker, and member of Mums for Lungs; Havering Climate Coalition; and Clear The In Air Havering. She also facilitates spaces for mutual learning with Extinction Rebellion’s Climate Justice Dialogues project.
Ruth campaigns for peace, climate justice, and clean air through intersecting prisms of racism, ableism, and sexism. She supports Ella’s Law to legislate clean air as a human right for all.
How Air Pollution Intersects with Unsafe Streets
Long-term exposure to toxic pollutants produced by cars and trucks causes heart disease, respiratory and lung issues in adults and children, dementia, miscarriage, psychotic episodes in teens, and reduced cognitive ability.