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WHAT KIND OF CHANGEMAKER ARE YOU?

HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR ACTIVIST SUPERPOWERS

Changemakers can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They might want to call themselves an ‘activist’, they might not. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to hold a placard, shout down a megaphone or glue yourself to anything to be a changemaker. You can be a changemaker when you’re marching arm in arm with civil rights activists, or just quietly taking the bins out.

At The Body Shop we know that anyone who follows their instincts to change society for the better is a changemaker. And each individual will have a unique skill (or superpower) to bring to any justice movement. Read our guide to discover what your personal activist talent is.

THE CONVERSATION STARTER

You engage in the meaningful exchange of ideas with other people. You have no problem chatting to people you don’t agree with. People come to you to learn about issues because you are a great listener but you’re also bursting with reliable intel.

Your superpowers:

  • • Empathy
  • • Respect
  • • Storytelling

THE ORGANISER

You know exactly how to make things happen. You’re practical. You know that all the work you do behind the scenes is the real driver of change. Because social change doesn’t happen on its own. You need a process and a plan.

Your superpowers:

  • • Strategy
  • • Problem solving
  • • Organisation

THE KNOWLEDGE BUILDER

You spend your time engaging with the world around you, what injustices are occurring and what can be done about it. Your understanding of how everything fits together contributes to your credibility as a conversation starter.

Your superpowers:

  • • Growth mindset
  • • Fact-finding
  • • Attention to detail

THE QUIET PRACTITIONER

You may not be the noisiest activist, but you like to lead by example. Whether you are living sustainably or avoiding fast fashion, you understand the power of a conscious choice. You live your values. You think about how you live and what it means for wider society and explore creative ways to contribute. You know your daily practises contribute to something much bigger.

Your superpowers:

  • • Morals
  • • Accountability
  • • Taking action

THE MARCHER

You thrive in a group environment and love to show up with people who share your values for what you believe in. Marching, strikes, protests, you’ll do whatever you can to raise the profile on an issue.

Your superpowers:

  • • Inspiring others
  • • Accountability
  • • Making connections
  • • Reaching out

THE FRONTLINER

When you take the lead, people get behind you. You are the leader. The initiator. When you see an injustice you stand up and tackle it head on.

Your superpowers:

  • • Tenacity
  • • Courage
  • • Social Awareness
  • • Leadership

We’re certain that there are many more styles than this. Tell us how you do things @thebodyshop on Instagram, using #BeSeenBeHeard