Author: Sophie Walker
Number of Pages: 224
'As it becomes depressingly clear that those presently in power are not taking the urgent action required on climate change, poverty and inequality, we must ourselves take action wherever and whenever we can. This book - by one of the most visionary women I have ever met - will tell you how.' - Actor, screenwriter and activist, Emma Thompson Five Rules for Rebellion is an inspiring handbook for future rebels and revolutionaries - women who are fed up and disempowered but uncertain of where to begin. Sophie Walker, a long-time activist and journalist turned political party leader and 'modern-day suffragette' (Evening Standard), offers us the alternative, with a 5-step journey to incorporating activism into our lives. Featuring tips from a number of leading activists, and drawing on Sophie's own experiences, this book teaches us to see activism as a positive lifelong learning experience, rather than a series of pitched battles. From escaping the numbing effects of despair, to learning how to channel our anger, arming ourselves with hope, engaging with differing views compassionately, and enduring in the face of challenges, we'll see how to convert our confusion and impatience into a force for good.