‘Gina Martin is a force of nature; a living, breathing, campaigning example of how a single individual can bring about vital change in our justice system’ THE SECRET BARRISTER
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
PRAISE FOR GINA MARTIN ‘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 force of nature; a living, breathing, campaigning example of how a single individual can bring about vital change in our justice system. Through sheer force of will, she managed to correct a serious flaw in the criminal law which saw victims of serious offences failed by the system that is supposed to protect them, smashing through the barriers that had frustrated lesser campaigners. My admiration for her courage and brilliance knows no bounds‘ THE SECRET BARRISTER, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken