Author and campaigner
I’m Anthea Lawson, author of The Entangled Activist: Learning to recognise the master's tools, a book about what happens when we realise that activism emerges from the same problems it’s trying to fix.
It’s the story of a hard-hitting campaigner who likes 'getting the bastards'. Until she begins to worry that she might be more like them than she wants to admit.
Because it turns out that activists are human, too. Hypocrisy, status-chasing, burnout or treating other people badly: paying attention to the difficulties we get into when we become entangled in the problems we are fighting is a gateway to understanding the depth of what really needs to change.
And that matters when so many of us – whether on the streets or from our keyboards – are working for a different world.
Advance Praise for
The Entangled Activist
Forthcoming from Perspectiva Press, Spring 2021
Please read this book for your own sake and for all of us’
‘A manifesto for reflective activism’
‘A book of liberating honesty’
Alastair McIntosh, co-author of Spiritual Activism and
Riders on the Storm
‘Compelling reading… an outstanding contribution’
Satish Kumar, Editor Emeritus, Resurgence & Ecologist
Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder, Extinction Rebellion
John Ashton, independent activist and former diplomat