Denise Padron Benitez

Late morning at Willowfield, a former secondary school in Walthamstow, London, where my boyfriend and I lived last winter. The school had moved to a new building on the other side of the station, but everything was still there — chairs, tables, projectors, even a piano was left behind. We had a whole classroom to ourselves, I think they used to teach English there. It took us a few days to clean out the room; we threw away piles of forgotten homework, got rid of furniture and wiped off dirty words from the wall. Then it was ours for eight months.

Denise was featured in Romka 10 in 2017.