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SPEAK UP! 

WED 25th SEPTEMBER / BEAULIEU SCHOOL ONLY / 13.55

SPONSORED BY SANTANDER INTERNATIONAL

Speaking up can be difficult, but did you know just how powerful your own voice can be?

Speak Up! addresses what it means to stand up for what you believe in on both a public and personal level. Laura Coryton explores how to make sure your voice is heard, as well as what happens when your voice is challenged by others. She tackles tricky subjects like feminism, consent, online bullying and self-confidence in a meaningful but accessible and entertaining way.

With a positive message about friendship, female empowerment and standing up for who you are, inspiring, warm and honest, this conversational and big-sisterly guide is the must-have girl power book of 2019.

‘Speak Up! is a wonderful and timely guide to activism for women and girls brought up in the age of the internet and social media. It is wholly accessible, fun and quirky, full of Laura Coryton’s own experiences with the very successful tampon tax campaign. I highly recommend it – and hope the book helps to galvanise the next generation.’ Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, author and women’s rights activist

Laura Coryton is an inspirational young woman who led the international campaign against tampon tax, which gained over a quarter of a million signatures and has led to changes both in UK and European law. Laura was featured in the BBC’s 100 Women series of 2016. She also won one of the Guardian’s New Radical Thinker awards and was named 2015’s top unknown world change maker by the Independent. She has recently completed an M. St in Women’s Studies at the University of Oxford.

Laura regularly speaks at schools about the trials and tribulations of being a female campaigner. She aims to advise and empower girls who might want to start their own campaigns or get involved with politics.

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