So why am I in the Action Factory? Because one day way back in April, I got a phone call from Ben from Avaaz saying ‘Hey, I’ve got a crazy idea… you want in?’.
Needless to say, I said yes, and 4 weeks later we had started with an action at the MEF in Paris, then on to Bonn for an intensive 2 weeks of the UN conference. 3 weeks after that and I find myself in Berlin in our run-down apartments that we’ve converted into our hub of action until mid-August. It’s been hectic, stressful, but absolutely beautiful. The diversity of the team that we’ve built, and the passion and dedication that they’re putting into their work, is very exciting for me to be around, and I’m glad that I’ve been able to contribute.
My activist background is in public communication, being a youth voice in the media and event organising. I’m a very independent activist, moving between projects as I see fit, to wherever I feel most effective. I usually have 4 or 5 projects on the go simultaneously, and just manage to get them all done in the nick of time. I’ve attended the UN climate conferences for the last few years, and used to work for a large environmental NGO in Australia for a few years after finishing my Physics/Economics/Environmental Studies degree. Currently preparing (mentally, physically, politically) for a long fast/hunger strike in the lead up to Copenhagen, and working to support youth from the global south to attend COP15.
I’m also a Lindy Hopper. Love it! In the sustainable future, we will dance a lot more than we do today. Nice to meet you - keep checking back at this blog to keep tabs on what we’re up to.