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Make it Happen: You Can be an Activist (Paperback)Amika George (author)
Now, more than ever, we know that the world needs to change.
And you can be the one to make it happen.
As a teenager, Amika George successfully launched a campaign that pushed the UK government to fund free period products in every school across England.
Featuring interviews with world-renowned activists, Make It Happen is her essential and inspirational guide to being an effective activist. From finding your crowd and creating allies to getting those in positions of power to listen, using social media to build a community and protecting your mental health while campaigning, Amika shows you how to create real and lasting change in your world.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 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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