Vanessa Nakate on why the climate crisis is a feminist issue

Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda . She was the First Fridays For Future climate activist in her country and founder of the Rise up Climate Movement, which aims to amplify the voices of activists from Africa. 


Her brand new book “A Bigger Picture” is part of her fight to bring front line voices to the front page.


When it comes to speaking or writing about climate change, voices and stories of people of colour and from the Global South are often omitted, even though these communities often contribute the least to the problem and suffer its consequences the most. Vanessa shows that without addressing this important gap, without highlighting the real and immediate danger communities like hers and so many others face, we have no hope of making progress in the race to save our planet.


In A Bigger Picture she traces the links between climate crisis and anti-racism, feminism, education, economics and even extremist radicalization, as well as telling the inspiring personal story of how she found her voice and shows readers that no matter your age, location or skin colour, you can be an effective activist.


Find Vanessa: @vanessanakate1

Buy her book: bookshop.org/lists/all-the-small-things

Learn about the Vash green schools project

Find me: @venetialamanna

Find the show: @ATSTpodcast #allthesmallthings


This episode was produced by Venetia La Manna. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic. The artwork was designed by Alex Sedano and the music was composed by William Haxworth.


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