Kezia Kinder: Slum landlords still blight Govanhill - it's why I had to move out
Writer and former Govanhill resident Kezia Kinder explains why poverty and slum housing in the area induce stress, anxiety and poor public health
LAST month, I moved out of Govanhill. I left a dingy flat rented out by what you could loosely describe as a slum landlord, to a small flat in leafy Cathcart. The difference already is incredible; I no longer walk down the street with my keys between my fingers as a makeshift weapon; my heart-rate doesn't increase with fear when I walk into the close, and I no longer breath a sigh of relief when I'm safely inside.