Meet Anna Kernahan

Anna is a social justice activist from Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as a writer and university student.

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About Anna

They protest to raise awareness of the climate crisis every Friday as a part of Fridays for Future, are an Amnesty International Bravery Award winner and use their writing as a way to express their thoughts on social justice issues.

What does regeneration mean to you?

Intersectional, grassroots changing of the way we live for the better.

What are you/your organisation doing to regenerate the planet?

We are protesting on the streets all over the world every Friday to demand climate action from world leaders. We are raising awareness of the climate science, and how intersectional the climate crisis is with every other issue we are facing on earth.

What was your personal journey to regeneration?

Fear. I felt terrified once I discovered the truth about the climate crisis and was overwhelmed by it. However seeing youth all over the world unite in solidarity with the same message, it filled me with hope and a reason to take action.

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