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Kerri grew up in Westerville, Ohio, but has lived in the Chicago area for almost 20 years. When not muttering about politics and writing guides to help empower others to understand how to get involved, she is a freelance writer and editor and chauffeur for her two kids and dog-walker for her beloved mutt.

Along with her coauthor and fellow lover of crazy shenanigans, Joanna Spathis, Kerri has biked from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Chicago; chartered a bus taking 50 or so people to the Women's March on DC; hosted a documentary night (that's Action #88 in our book!) on body positivity; and written a book encouraging teen social activism (maybe you've heard of it?).
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Kerri Kennedy On days where I didn't feel like writing, I would read the news. I _assure_ you: it didn't take long then to get spitting mad and have the words pouri…moreOn days where I didn't feel like writing, I would read the news. I _assure_ you: it didn't take long then to get spitting mad and have the words pouring onto the page. This world desperately needs help in feeling more empowered on how to get involved and how to stand up. We were delighted to provide that positive energy—that's a BIG incentive to write my heart out.(less)
Kerri Kennedy My coauthor, Joanna, and I were in the pit of despair following the 2016 election and had done various civic actions to make ourselves feel better (ho…moreMy coauthor, Joanna, and I were in the pit of despair following the 2016 election and had done various civic actions to make ourselves feel better (hosting a documentary promoting body positivity, for example).

Then a friend asked us how to help her middle-schooler feel less pessimistic about the country and its leadership. We put those two thoughts together: actions to promote a better world and helping people figure out how to get involved. Tah-dah! Wake, Rise, Resist: The Progressive Teen's Guide to Fighting Tyrants and A*holes was born.(less)
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Wake, Rise, Resist BLOG Giveaway!

To celebrate my and my coauthor's appearance on the Two Broads Talking Politics podcast, we are hosting a giveaway on our blog. Go the link below to hear the podcast and post a comment about your activism to try to win a copy! Right now we only have one comment, so your odds are REALLY good so far. :-)

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