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Scroll through to read a collection of blogs from Campaign Bootcamp's archive.
Talking about Trolls: Activists share their experiences of online abuse
How do activists cope with facing abuse online? I spoke to two members of the Bootcamp community who have been trolled relentlessly for their work as campaigners. Here are 5 things I learned.
What’s holding me back? Nothing! Farina on queerness, Islam, and life in Bristol
We spoke to Bootcamp graduate Farina about her life growing up as a queer Muslim woman in Bristol. Read on below!
Pioneering the Polish disabled women’s movement
We sat down with Bootcamp grad Magda Szarota, one of Poland’s leading activists fighting for disability rights. Read about her experiences, from advocating at the UN and building grassroots movements.
This is not an isolated incident: the Essex 39, Chinese Feminism and Anti-Border Activism
Bootcamp graduate Tessa has been organising with activists to stand in solidarity with the families of the Essex 39. Read on to find out more about her story and activism across the UK and China.
What’s it like to get a place on Bootcamp
Mohaned is a lawyer from Sudan, who seeked asylum in the UK a few months before applying for Campaign Bootcamp. We talk to him about his experience applying for Bootcamp.
What’s a Bootcamp like? Our curriculum and training style
A lot of applicants contact us ahead of Bootcamp to ask what our training is like, so here's a guide to our curriculum and training style - and how and why we do it!
Recovering Outside the Western Medical System – Part 2
Bootcamp and Everyday Activism trainer Karen shares with us her top 5 tips for self-care to prevent activist burnout.
A force to be reckoned with: Grandmothers, Romani history and activism
Bootcamp grad Lolo shares her story, activist journey and experiences as a young Romani woman in this personal interview below.
Know Your Rights: Bootcamp grad Esther’s top tips on legal activism
Campaign Bootcamp grad Esther is a disabled woman using the law to challenge discrimination against disabled people on the high street. She shares her top tips with us.
Recovering Outside the Western Medical System – Part 1
In this two-part staff blog, Bootcamp and Everyday Activism Trainer Karen reflects on her work as an activist and how it led to combining social justice and self-help.
We Don’t Question It: Fighting for an Ad-Free City
What would the world look like without advertising? If we just planted trees, or put up artwork instead? Bootcamp grad Leigh seeks to answer that question in her ‘Adblock’ campaigning.
#CharitySoWhite: how Bootcamp grad Fatima and a grassroots POC-led group went viral
This autumn, the hashtag #CharitySoWhite took social media by storm by highlighting racism and a lack of representation of people of colour in the charity and social impact sector.
How does faith support activists?
Three graduates of our programmes share how their faith links to their campaigning journeys. Read on to find out how faith supports Claire, Zlakha and Robyn and some of the challenges they face.
Bootcampers lead trans-inclusive block at the front of London Pride
This month, members of the Bootcamp community joined activists, allies and trans folks to show solidarity and support for trans rights at London Pride.
Top 7 Activist Books for Children
I read a lot to my four-year-old son Zakir, he’s very curious and asks wonderful, insightful questions, for example why Stick Man felt he needed to leave his family in the first place.
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