CHANGEmakers: Grace Maddrell takes action for young LGBTQ+ people and solo strikersWONKedition's interview series CHANGEmakers highlights Gen Zers that are taking action to change the world.
Who are you?
My name is Grace Maddrell and I'm a 14-year-old queer climate and equality activist and writer from Somerset, England. (She/her)
What kind of change are you working for?
I am working for systemic change, and this includes a lot of things. I fight for a proper response, for proper action, on the climate crisis, and for climate justice, which means we also have to build a better world through our response to the climate crisis. This has to include equality for everyone.
Why did you start working for that?
I started fighting for the climate because I emotionally woke up to the situation and realised my future was endangered and that many are suffering right now. I started fighting for equality because I know we should be equal, and because as an LGBTQ+ person I need equality to be able to live my life as my authentic self.
Where do you see yourself and your work one year from now?
I don't know where I'll be. To be honest, one year from now I'll probably still be doing what I am now. But I HOPE there will have been more action taken.
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