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MIKAELA LOACH

Author, Climate Justice activist & soft black girl

Climate Action to Transform Our World by Mikaela Loach

IT'S NOT THAT RADICAL: 

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Mikaela Loach on fighting the climate crisis through social justice and being a 'soft Blac

About Mikaela Loach

Mikaela Loach is an acclaimed author, climate justice organiser, and speaker, recognised as one of the most influential women in the UK climate movement by Forbes, Global Citizen, and BBC Woman’s Hour. Prospect magazine has described her as one of the “World's Top Thinkers” in 2024. It's no surprise that her impactful climate activism has garnered an online community of over 280,000 combined followers.

Mikaela’s work is deeply rooted in community organising. Her activism includes organising with grassroots climate movements such as Stop Cambo, Fossil Free Books, Resist Glencore and The UK Black Eco Feminist Collective, conducting at international climate justice camps and at local schools - one of which even named a classroom after her - and delivering keynote speeches at various events, ranging from community gatherings to large institutions and appearances on national TV and in the press. She is launching the AWETHU School of Organising later this year. 

 

Mikaela has boldly challenged powerful entities, calling out billionaires at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual event, taking the UK government to court in the landmark "Paid To Pollute" case in 2021, and challenging Shell’s CEO and board at their AGM for their human rights abuses to people of the Niger Delta in Nigeria.

 

Mikaela is the best-selling author of "It's Not That Radical: Climate Action To Transform Our World," a compelling call for climate justice published in April 2023 by Dorling Kindersley, a division of Penguin Random House. Her debut book won the Non-fiction Author of the Year award in Bookshop.org’s Indie Champion Awards. Additionally, she co-hosts The YIKES Podcast and is a former medical student.

Book Press

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"Practical and urgent - this is a clarion call for transformation from the front lines of the fight for people and planet. I have no doubt It's Not That Radical will become an indispensable toolkit for a new generation of activists"

Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

Upcoming Events

  • EXETER - It's Not That Radical paperback event
    EXETER - It's Not That Radical paperback event
    Mon, 15 Jul
    Exeter
    15 Jul 2024, 19:00
    Exeter, 7-10, Mccoys Arcade, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AN, UK
    15 Jul 2024, 19:00
    Exeter, 7-10, Mccoys Arcade, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AN, UK
    TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW Mikaela will be discussing her book "It's Not That Radical" with Bookbag Exeter and signing copies afterwards.
  • LONDON - It's Not That Radical paperback event
    LONDON - It's Not That Radical paperback event
    Mon, 21 Oct
    Southwark Cathedral, London
    21 Oct 2024, 19:30
    Southwark Cathedral, London, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA, UK
    21 Oct 2024, 19:30
    Southwark Cathedral, London, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA, UK
    SAVE THE DATE Mikaela will be discussing her book "It's Not That Radical" with Hannah MacInnes at the stunning Southwark Cathedral and will be signing copies afterwards.
  • Brighton Book Festival - Interrupted
    Brighton Book Festival - Interrupted
    Sun, 23 Jun
    Brighton and Hove
    23 Jun 2024, 15:30
    Brighton and Hove, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
    23 Jun 2024, 15:30
    Brighton and Hove, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
    Activism is an age-old response to power, persisting throughout history. As the current generation voices its concerns through shouts and protests, we ponder the role literature plays in shaping activism. What insights can we glean from historical activism, and what might the future hold?
  • BRISTOL - It's Not That Radical Paperback Tour
    BRISTOL - It's Not That Radical Paperback Tour
    Tue, 11 Jun
    Bristol
    11 Jun 2024, 19:00
    Bristol, Bristol, UK
    11 Jun 2024, 19:00
    Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Mikaela will be in conversation with the Dominique Palmer about her book, It's Not That Radical.
  • PROVINCETOWN - TWENTY SUMMERS X ATMOS GATHERING
    PROVINCETOWN - TWENTY SUMMERS X ATMOS GATHERING
    Sat, 25 May
    Boston
    25 May 2024, 14:00 GMT-4
    Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    25 May 2024, 14:00 GMT-4
    Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Mikaela will be moderating the Embodied Activism panel. Panellists are Wawa Gatheru and Sierra Quitiquit.
  • BELGIUM - The Big Talk, Brugge 2030
    BELGIUM - The Big Talk, Brugge 2030
    Fri, 17 May
    Bruges
    17 May 2024, 20:00 CEST
    Bruges, Bruges, Belgium
    17 May 2024, 20:00 CEST
    Bruges, Bruges, Belgium
    Mikaela will be delivering a keynote address at Brugge2030.
  • OXFORD UNI  - Climate Justice: Creating Compassionate, Equitable, and Actionable Solutions to the Climate Crisis PANEL
    OXFORD UNI  - Climate Justice: Creating Compassionate, Equitable, and Actionable Solutions to the Climate Crisis PANEL
    09 May 2024, 17:00
    Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Mikaela will be a panelist on this dynamic and thought-provoking panel discussion at The University of Oxford. The panel will delve into the urgent issue of climate justice and explore pathways towards compassionate, equitable, and actionable solutions to the climate crisis.
  • GLASGOW - It's Not That Radical paperback event
    GLASGOW - It's Not That Radical paperback event
    Wed, 01 May
    Waterstones Glasgow
    01 May 2024, 19:00
    Waterstones Glasgow, 174-176 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8BT, UK
    01 May 2024, 19:00
    Waterstones Glasgow, 174-176 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8BT, UK
    Mikaela will be discussing her book "It's Not That Radical" at the Waterstones Glasgow and signing copies afterwards
  • (SOLD OUT) BRIGHTON - Mikaela in convo w/ Jeremy Corbyn
    (SOLD OUT) BRIGHTON - Mikaela in convo w/ Jeremy Corbyn
    Sun, 28 Apr
    Brighton and Hove
    28 Apr 2024, 19:00
    Brighton and Hove, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
    28 Apr 2024, 19:00
    Brighton and Hove, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
    Mikaela will be in conversation with the Jeremy Corbyn about how climate justice is a path towards a healthier world for all.
  • LONDON - 5 DEMANDS TO BUILD A REAL ALTERNATIVE
    LONDON - 5 DEMANDS TO BUILD A REAL ALTERNATIVE
    Sat, 13 Apr
    London
    13 Apr 2024, 11:15
    London, London, UK
    13 Apr 2024, 11:15
    London, London, UK
    Mikaela will be speaking on a panel on "A Green New Deal With Public Ownership" at The Peace And Justice Project's event. Alongside Tyrone Scott (War On Want), Johnboscoe Nwogbo (We Own It) and Mary Robertson (Lecturer in Green Economies). Moderated by Fran Willow (@ethicalunicorn).
  • BARCO Brighton Networking Event
    BARCO Brighton Networking Event
    Thu, 11 Apr
    Brighton and Hove
    11 Apr 2024, 18:00
    Brighton and Hove, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
    11 Apr 2024, 18:00
    Brighton and Hove, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
    Mikaela will be interviewed as part of a "fireside chat" at the Black Anti-Racist Community Organising's Black Networking event. BARCO's networking event is the only dedicated networking event for those who identify as Black in Brighton and wider Sussex.
  • Southbank Centre - Vulture Capitalism with Grace Blakely
    Southbank Centre - Vulture Capitalism with Grace Blakely
    Sun, 24 Mar
    London
    24 Mar 2024, 19:30
    London, Southbank Centre, London SE1, UK
    24 Mar 2024, 19:30
    London, Southbank Centre, London SE1, UK
    Join the acclaimed political commentator and economic thinker for a searing discussion pinpointing where capitalism has gone wrong, chaired by Mikaela Loach.
  • And Still We Rise
    And Still We Rise
    Sat, 24 Feb
    London
    24 Feb 2024, 09:30
    London, 173-177 Euston Rd., London NW1 2BJ, UK
    24 Feb 2024, 09:30
    London, 173-177 Euston Rd., London NW1 2BJ, UK
    Join us for a radical one-day festival of panel discussions, workshops and training, bringing together social justice movements from all over the world to forge global solidarity, inspire collective action, and build solutions to turn crisis into justice. Mikaela will be speaking on a morning panel.
  • Brighton - Climate Activism: What's Next? w/ Disha and Mitzi
    Brighton - Climate Activism: What's Next? w/ Disha and Mitzi
    Sun, 04 Feb
    The Feminist Bookshop, Brighton
    04 Feb 2024, 19:00
    The Feminist Bookshop, Brighton, 48 Upper N St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3FH, UK
    04 Feb 2024, 19:00
    The Feminist Bookshop, Brighton, 48 Upper N St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3FH, UK
    Mikaela will be in conversation with activists and friends, Mitzi Jonelle Tan and Disha Ravi. Mitzi will be visiting from The Philippines and Disha from India so it is not to be missed!
  • LONDON: Wimbledon Book Festival
    LONDON: Wimbledon Book Festival
    Thu, 12 Oct
    London
    12 Oct 2023, 17:30 – 18:30
    London, Wimbledon Reference Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB, UK
    12 Oct 2023, 17:30 – 18:30
    London, Wimbledon Reference Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB, UK
    Mikaela will be talking to Sofia Akel, an award-winning cultural historian, creative consultant, writer, host and lecturer specialising in Black British history, about her book IT'S NOT THAT RADICAL.
  • ONLINE: COP28 - What’s At Stake?
    ONLINE: COP28 - What’s At Stake?
    Mon, 09 Oct
    Zoom Webinar
    09 Oct 2023, 12:00 – 13:30
    Zoom Webinar
    09 Oct 2023, 12:00 – 13:30
    Zoom Webinar
    Join this free webinar to find out how we can truly get back on track. From what false solutions are and why they’re an issue, what the global stocktake means, what the Land Gap Report shows and why we need a fossil fuel phase out.
  • ONLINE: Less is More with Jason Hickle & Mikaela Loach
    ONLINE: Less is More with Jason Hickle & Mikaela Loach
    Wed, 06 Sept
    Online event
    06 Sept 2023, 19:00
    Online event
    06 Sept 2023, 19:00
    Online event
    Join author Jason Hickel in conversation with Mikaela Loach for a lively conversation about climate, ecology, capitalism and degrowth! The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause. Capitalism!
  • Mikaela Loach: Changing the Climate Narrative (Edinburgh)
    Mikaela Loach: Changing the Climate Narrative (Edinburgh)
    Sat, 12 Aug
    Sparks Theatre
    12 Aug 2023, 19:00 – 13 Aug 2023, 20:00
    Sparks Theatre, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, UK
    12 Aug 2023, 19:00 – 13 Aug 2023, 20:00
    Sparks Theatre, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, UK
    Edinburgh-based Mikaela Loach is a climate justice activist, podcaster, and writer who campaigns for a climate movement which is both inclusive and intersectional. Her new book, It’s Not That Radical, is one of candour and hope, bringing a fresh and far-reaching perspective which advocates for real

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Mikaela is a leading speaker on climate justice activism, Black liberation and transforming our world. If you are interested in having Mikaela at your event, please contact Mikaela’s team below to discuss rates and timeline.

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