Jun 2, 2022
How can you be an activist in a world of crisis?
In this episode Amisha talks to Tamsin Omond, a communications and campaigns strategist, inspirational speaker and author. Tamsin has consistently shifted public conversation on the climate and ecological emergency. They have organised a number of high profile protests, co-founded a Suffragette inspired environmental campaign - Climate Rush, coordinated Save England's Forests coalition, founded a CIC - The Momentum Project - that mobilises the community surrounding London City Airport, led global corporate campaigns as Head of Global Campaigns at Lush Cosmetics and been a founding member of Extinction Rebellion. They are also active in queer uprising; a theatre maker and the author of two books - ‘RUSH! The Making of a Climate Activist’ and ‘Do Earth: Healing Strategies for Humankind.’
Amisha and Tamsin speak about climate activism and how environmental movements have changed over the past decade bringing new demographics into taking radical action on climate. Tamsin shares their ingenious strategical approaches mobilising communities in impactful environmental campaigns. They reveal their collaborative methods of addressing vast crisis and injustices impacting our global communities. They talk about the trauma that exists in movement spaces due to overexertion and how activists can grow sustainable movements by prioritising living a balanced life.
Tamsin reveals the intimate and public unfolding of their trans non-binary identity in a transphobic culture. They emphasise the importance of connecting with supportive community when facing indoctrinations and impermeable walls of society when we live with invisible identities. They share their alignment with their true identity and the liberation, joy and sense of belonging it gifted them.
We learn that kindred community is an essential ingredient for our future survival. Tamsin recommends that making connections, talking to people on our doorsteps and growing friendships with someone unexpected can shape trusted networks that increases our resilience and possibilities for growing self-sustaining community strategies.
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