What kind of changemaker are you?
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR ACTIVIST SUPERPOWERS
Changemakers can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They might want to call themselves an ‘activist’, they might not. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to hold a placard, shout down a megaphone or glue yourself to anything to be a changemaker. You can be a changemaker when you’re marching arm in arm with civil rights activists, or just quietly taking the bins out.
At The Body Shop we know that anyone who follows their instincts to change society for the better is a changemaker. And each individual will have a unique skill (or superpower) to bring to any justice movement. Read our guide to discover what your personal activist talent is.
THE CONVERSATION STARTER
You engage in the meaningful exchange of ideas with other people. You have no problem chatting to people you don’t agree with. People come to you to learn about issues because you are a great listener but you’re also bursting with reliable intel.
You know exactly how to make things happen. You’re practical. You know that all the work you do behind the scenes is the real driver of change. Because social change doesn’t happen on its own. You need a process and a plan.
● Problem solving
You thrive in a group environment and love to show up with people who share your values for what you believe in. Marching, strikes, protests, you’ll do whatever you can to raise the profile on an issue.
● Inspiring others
● Making connections
● Reaching out
When you take the lead, people get behind you. You are the leader. The initiator. When you see an injustice you stand up and tackle it head on.
● Social Awareness
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