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Do Something: Activism for Everyone

Kajal Odedra

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Prose: non-fiction, Politics & government, Hobbies, quizzes & games

A user's guide to Activism by one of the UK's biggest names in grass-roots campaigning shows in a few simple steps how we can all make a difference.

'An indispensable manual for budding activists by one of the country's most effective campaigners.'
Cathy Newman, Journalist and Presenter

'Tired of complaining but don't know what to do? This beautifully written book will not only inspire you but give you a step-by-step guide to creating positive change.'
Magid Magid, Politician and Activist

'This is your mayday book. If you want to start your own resistance, buy Do Something.'
Deborah Frances-White, Host of The Guilty Feminist podcast

Do you find yourself staring helplessly at your news feed? Or all too often asking, 'why hasn't somebody done something about that?'.

If the answer is yes, then DO SOMETHING is the book you need.

Whether you simply want to challenge your local shop to reduce their plastic or go big and demand a new law to be passed, this book is the place to start.

Full of lessons from the real world DO SOMETHING contains practical steps and a blueprint anyone can follow - from helping you to pinpoint the fundamentals of what you want to achieve to mobilising supporters and harnessing traditional and social media.

Having worked as a campaigner for over a decade Kajal Odedra knows the tricks that have typically been held by people in circles of power and believes that everyone should know how to speak up and be heard.

Revolution on every scale is happening all around the world - but rather than being led by governments, policy makers or political leaders, it is individuals, communities and collectives who are calling for action.

People power works! So, stop banging your head against the wall, pick up this book, and start planning your resistance.

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Praise for Do Something: Activism for Everyone

  • Kajal Odedra's energetic book is vital for anyone wondering how to map their own campaign. This seasoned change-maker breaks activism down into bite-size pieces with plenty of practical advice. By the time you finish it you'll be wondering why you waited so long to Do Something!

  • Cogs whirring, dominos falling, the digital revolution is changing how we campaign and broadening who can be involved. Do Something is a brilliant read, both inspiring and practical.

  • I love the book . . . it's absolutely brilliant . . . it's a great read if you feel passionate about something . . . there's so many examples in there of people power.

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Kajal Odedra

Kajal Odedra is an activist and writer from the Midlands. She has worked in the campaigns and tech sector for over 12 years and is currently the UK Executive Director for, the world's largest online petition website with 200 million users worldwide. She studied creative writing at Goldsmiths University where she was shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Award and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Independent and New Statesman. DO SOMETHING is Kajal's first book.

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