An exquisite visual handbook for transforming anxiety about the world into meaningful action, delivered through illustrations, flow charts and infographics.
When the world feels uncertain, we need hope, humour and meaningful action.
Hope Is a Verb is the ideal handbook for anyone freaked out about the state of the planet. Illustrator and activist Emily Ehlers offers a cheerful six-step process that reframes the current global mood as an invitation to a better future. Be inspired to examine the stories you tell yourself, live in alignment with your values, realise your true agency and take both individual and collective action. For those of us feeling adrift, Hope Is a Verb points to a world of opportunity and promise.
The future is calling. Let's answer!
Emily Ehlers is a writer, illustrator, speaker and nature lover whose upbeat Instagram feed @ecowithem focuses on arty activism ('artivism'). Her work has been featured in Forbes, Buzzfeed and the website 1 Million Women, and she has collaborated with National Geographic. She is currently completing a degree in Sustainable Development and International Aid. When she is not sketching she is chasing her two children and husband around her backyard.
Table Of Contents:
Introduction: Choosing Hope
Step 1: Stop Freaking Out
Step 2: Change the Story
Step 3: Set Your Inner Compass
Step 4: Own Your Power
Step 5: Just Start
Step 6: Find Your People
Final Thoughts: We've Got This!