Five Rules for Rebellion (Paperback)
Let's Change the World Ourselves
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'Rousing, hopeful and important reading' – Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women
Had enough? Feeling hopeless? Don't give up – join the rebellion.
Activist, journalist, founding leader of the Women's Equality Party and 'modern-day suffragette' (Evening Standard) Sophie Walker presents an inspiring, five-step journey to incorporating activism into our lives.
Featuring stories of new and seasoned activists – including Amika George and Jack Monroe – campaigning on a range of issues from reproductive rights and poverty to the environment and access to education – the book shows us how to see activism not as a series of pitched battles but as a positive, lifelong learning experience.
Escape the numbing effects of despair, learn to channel anger, arm yourself with hope, practise perseverance and connect with others compassionately.
Five Rules for Rebellion explains how we can convert our confusion and impatience into a powerful force for change.
'Thoroughly engaging, empowering and inspiring … blows invigorating air into the weary world of politics and makes you want to get out there NOW and do something about it' – Ailbhe Smyth, co-director of Together For Yes and convenor of Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment
Sophie Walker spent twenty years at Reuters as an international journalist and news editor. After a long and trying journey supporting her elder daughter through a diagnosis of autism, she started campaigning for disability rights, particularly those of girls on the autism spectrum. In 2015, she helped to create the Women's Equality Party, Britain's first feminist political party. Sophie ran for London Mayor in 2016, and in 2017 stood for election to Westminster, campaigning for equal pay, affordable childcare and an end to violence against women. She was named by Vogue in 2018 as one of the 'New Suffragettes'. She is now co-director of Activate Collective, a fund to support female community activists to run for political office.