I got a hug from Lily Allen
The student climate network had asked me to make some posters.
According to the Frosties Swimming School, I can’t swim more than 400m.
So for my own sake (and everyone else’s), I obliged.
To my surprise, the posters were shared and printed by lots of people.
My account @globalclimatestrike gained 25,000 followers in a month, and I made a site that I updated for future climate events.
The new posters used by organisations like Greenpeace, offered press space in The Times, and translated into several different languages.
For halloween I made masks, which were worn by local school strike groups and at coal mine protests in Australia.
And by the end of the year, I had been invited to talk on a panel about the UK election and the climate, organised by Lily Allen.
At the night’s end, Lilly said thanks for coming, and we shared a brief hug.
Most important of all though, at the panel I got to meet Lily’s boyfriend.
David Harbour, from Stranger Things.
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