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Use your voice to change the world!
Don’t just read about inspiring women: become one!
Launching in time for International Women’s Day 2019 – Speak Up! is the must-have empowering book to inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls.
Speaking up can be difficult, but did you know just how powerful your own voice can be?
Written by Laura Coryton, who led the international campaign against tampon tax, Speak Up! is a vital and timely book exploring what it means to stand up for what you believe in on both a public and personal level. Laura explores how to make sure your voice is heard as well as what happens when your voice is challenged by others. She tackles tricky subjects like feminism, consent, online bullying and self-confidence in a meaningful but accessible and entertaining way.
With a positive message about friendship, female empowerment and standing up for who you are, this is the perfect gift for girls aged 12+. Inspiring, warm and honest, this conversational and big-sisterly guide is the must-have girl power book of 2019.
"Speak Up! is a wonderful and timely guide to activism for women and girls brought up in the age of the internet and social media. It is wholly accessible, fun and quirky, full of Laura Coryton's own experiences with the very successful tampon tax campaign. I highly recommend it – and hope the book helps to galvanise the next generation." – Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, author and women's rights activist
Laura Coryton is an inspirational young woman who led the international campaign against tampon tax which gained over a quarter of a million signatures and has led to changes both in UK and European law. Laura was featured in the BBC's 100 Women series of 2016. She also won one of the Guardian's New Radical Thinker awards and was named 2015's top unknown world change maker by the Independent. She has recently completed an M.St in Women's Studies at the University of Oxford.
Laura regularly speaks at schools about the trials and tribulations of being a female campaigner. She aims to advise and empower girls who might want to start their own campaigns or get involved with politics.
Claiming that "this book will help you to change the things in the world that shock you," British activist Coryton offers a handy guidebook that explores the steps one can take to incite meaningful change. Using her own "successful campaign that ended the hugely unfair ‘tampon tax' " in the U.K. as the foundation, the author takes readers through her process, breaking down the step-by-step system via chapters that detail her campaign's development from conception to execution. Chapter two provides a metaphorical checklist ("Speak Up Toolkit") divided into five action items: solidifying one's goals, identifying the decision makers, doing research, creating a platform, and planning the movement launch. Subsequent chapters discuss what to do if the plan fails, how to handle pushback, and how to keep momentum going. By using a proven example of change as the book's basis, Coryton presents fighting to make a difference through concrete, methodical, and achievable goals, reminding young activists that "there is power in your voice." Featuring grayscale and yellow illustrations that evoke a superhero theme, this well-organized work skillfully provides a framework for effective advocacy. Back matter includes Coryton's original campaign timeline and additional resources. Ages 12–up.