Make it Happen: How to be an Activist (Hardback)
  • Make it Happen: How to be an Activist (Hardback)
  • Make it Happen: How to be an Activist (Hardback)
Make it Happen: How to be an Activist (Hardback)

Make it Happen: How to be an Activist (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 21/01/2021
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Energising words from a successful and inspirational activist, Make It Happen is a vitally important handbook that provides pointers on how anybody can make a difference in ongoing battle against inequality and prejudice. 

'Make It Happen reminds us that people of any age can create change in their communities. From finding allies to setting goals, everyone who wants to contribute to a better future can learn from Amika's book.' Malala Yousafzai


The world is waking up to the fact that society is arranged to
benefit some more than others. There is much that needs changing. And you can be the one to do it. Anyone can make history, including a teenager launching a global campaign from their bedroom. And Amika will show you how, in this essential and inspirational step-by-step guide to being an activist.

Are your favourite brands making little effort to be diverse?

Are the people who've been hardest hit by COVID-19 not getting the support they need?

Is the environment being overlooked in favour of driving profits?

Amika George succeeded in campaigning to get the government to fund free period products in every school across England. Make It Happen is her guide to being an effective activist. With chapters on finding your crowd and creating allies, how to get those in positions of power and influence to listen, how to use social media effectively and how to look after your mental health while protesting. Amika will you show you how you can make real and lasting changes in your world.

Featuring candid interviews with award-winning campaigner
Caroline Criado-Perez, host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, Deborah Frances-White, founder of the Gurls Talk network and podcast Adwoa Aboah, and founder of The Pink Protest Scarlett Curtis, Make It Happen is the go-to handbook for the changemaker in you.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008377601
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 24 mm


'Amika is one of my favourite people on earth - she embodies why the world is so excited for Generation Z! Make it Happen is an inclusive, powerful, political, intelligent and brilliant book about how one person can truly make a difference in this world. If you feel remotely fed up with the status quo - you need this book in your life!' Scarlett Curtis

'Campaigning is an incredible force for good - it has the power to improve people's lives. So, if you're a young person who has an idea and wants to change the world - read this book and help make it happen.' Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

'Inspiring and practical: an indispensable handbook for changing the world.' Caroline Criado Perez

'A personal, powerful, passionate, pragmatic, punchy book from one of Britain's most exciting Gen Z activists. A great guide to moving and shaking with joy, spirit and real world results.' Deborah Frances-White from The Guilty Feminist

'Amika is a credit to her generation and makes me feel so much better about the future. Her tireless campaigning to make period poverty a thing of the past in the UK has helped millions of girls. The social and economic benefits of this will be seen for many years to come. I'm delighted to see that she has put her passion into words.' June Sarpong

'Amika is an inspiration to us all and a personal hero of mine.' Josie Naughton, co-founder of Help Refugees

'An inspirational London teenager.' Evening Standard

'Kickass founder of the #FreePeriods campaign and absolute kween' Glamour

'Schoolgirl by day, activist by night: we crown Amika George our next Girl on a Mission.' Vogue

'George is single-handedly fighting for teenage girls to be given the right to free sanitary products.Instead of simply firing off an angry Tweet, [Amika] decided to do something about period poverty. Like, actually do something about it.' Elle

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“Powerful and inspiring”

I don’t often write reviews but must recommend this excellent, motivation and hopeful book, which’s made me like we must all do something postive this year and onwards to make a difference. It’s a powerful read, and I... More

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“made my year!!”

I've been following Amika since 2018, so when I heard about her book I couldn't wait to see what she had to say about her work. Finished it in what felt like no time at all - her journey with activism was... More

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“Everyone should read this!”

I read this book in one day! It made me feel hopeful and motivated to do something different and I’d say it’s my favourite activist book so far.

Easy to read and it felt like the writer was carefully walking you... More

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