10: Being the Change with Gina Martin

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In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to campaigner, writer and speaker, Gina Martin, who is best known for founding and running the national campaign to make upskirting illegal and changing English and Welsh law by creating the Voyeurism Act.
Gina’s first book Be The Change was published in 2019 and is a practical guide for activists starting out. Recently named one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential people in London, Gina is also an ambassador for UN Women UK and advocates for regular people creating change in their communities.

Gina and I had an honest conversation about activism and what triggered her involvement leading the Upskirting Campaign which ended up changing the law. We talk about sexual assault and power, being an influencer vs and activist, anti-Blackness and the different standards that are held for white women who are campaigners and Black women and how human rights issues are deeply connected. We also talk about the impact of social media, racism in the law and most importantly the role you have and how can you impact change.
Referenced in the episode:

- Be The Change (Little Brown, 2019)
You can also connect with Gina at @ginamartin

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