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Be The Change: A Toolkit for the Activist in You (Paperback)
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Be The Change: A Toolkit for the Activist in You (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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BE THE CHANGE is an essential handbook for the modern activist, whether your campaign is big or small, local or global... or somewhere in between.

IF NOT ME, THEN WHO?

In June 2017, a man took a photograph up Gina Martin's skirt at a music festival. The police told her that this was not a sexual offence; the man would not be charged.

The law had let Gina down, and her first reaction was resignation. It's too big, too scary, too complicated for someone like me to challenge this. I can't do it.

But something inside her had snapped. Gina was tired of accepting sexual harassment as a fact of life. Eighteen months later, she had changed the law and made upskirting a criminal offence.

Now Gina wants to empower you with the tools and the courage to challenge injustice and fight for change. Whether it's in your school, workplace or community, or even on a global scale, Gina's practical and inspiring advice will ensure your voice is heard and your actions make an impact.

In BE THE CHANGE you will learn:

What activism really is and why it's so important: 

  • How to use the internet to aid your passions

  • How to think more strategically

  • How to figure out what you care about

  • How to do the hardest thing in activism: start


Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751577884
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 214 x 152 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS


'Gina Martin's powerful campaigning and vital activism changed the law, making our country safer for women and girls.This book tells us how she did it - and how you can too.' - Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

'Be the Change is a comprehensive toolkit for the modern activist to equip us to fight for change - big or small, local or global. Be inspired by Martin's achievements, and be the change.' - Stylist

'A useful guide to how to make the changes you want to see personally.' - Lorraine Candy, Sunday Times 

'Gina is a total inspiration - an example of how one person CAN change things. Her passion, way with words and ability to make people wake up and care is incredible. Gina's energy is infectious, and she continues to prove that anything is possible' - Emma Gannon, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

'Gina Martin is a sensation. A one-woman whirlwind whose campaigning skills and passion for justice achieved vital legal change which the staid political establishment would otherwise have left unremedied. My admiration for her knows no bounds.' - The Secret Barrister, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

The Feminist Book Society: How To Change The World'

The Feminist Book Society: How To Change The World'

London - Gower Street
Wednesday 31st July 18:30

This event is part of The Summer of Testaments: Join co-founders Katy Loftus and Eleanor Dryden speak to Zahra Hankir, Gina Martin and Bethany Rutter, three phenomenal women who through their work and writing prove that it’s possible to change the world, and give us the tools to do it

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