Narrated By: Amika George
Duration: 6 hours and 29 minutes
What to expect
GET UP. SPEAK UP. DON’T GIVE UP.
In the spring of 2017, 17-year-old Amika George founded the Free Periods movement on behalf of every schoolgirl who couldn’t afford tampons or sanitary towels.
Three years later, in January 2020, these products became freely available to every schoolgirl in England for the first time, funded by the government.
Anyone can make history, including a teenager launching a global campaign from their bedroom. And Amika will show you how, in this essential guide to being an activist.
With chapters on finding your crowd and creating allies, going public with your campaign, how to use social media effectively and how to look after your mental health while protesting, Amika will show you how you can effect real and lasting change in your community, on the streets of your city, on your social media feed, in your country and in YOUR world.
• Is the environment being overlooked in favour of driving profits?
• Do you see injustice and suffering all around you?
• Have you hit upon a way to make the world a better place?
This – rallying cry, stories and lessons, and interviews from Amika’s fellow protestors and other changemakers, including Caroline Criado-Perez, Deborah Frances-White, Adwoa Aboah, Nicola Mendelsohn and Scarlett Curtis – is your book.
It’s not too late. You’re not too young. You are important. Rise up and be the change you want to see.
Pressure groups, protest movements & non-violent action, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem & positive mental attitude
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'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