“I've always believed in standing up for what I think is right. I've always believed in speaking up when other voices are silent. I've always believed in refusing to be cowed by those who shout over you, who want you to go away, who think that just by dragging you through the mud, you will break.”
An extraordinary account of what it means to stand up for justice, and for yourself, no matter the cost
Gina Miller came to prominence when she brought one of the most significant constitutional cases ever to be heard in the British Supreme Court. Gina successfully challenged the UK government’s authority to trigger Article 50 - the formal notification to leave the European Union - without parliamentary approval. For standing up for what she believed was right, Miller became the target of not just racist and sexist verbal abuse, but physical threats to herself and her family.
She was repeatedly asked: how could she keep going at the cost of so much pain and aggravation? To her the answer was obvious: she’d been doing it all her life.
In Rise, Gina Miller draws on a lifetime of fighting injustice and looks at the moments that made her; the trauma, failures and successes that gave her the confidence in her voice, the ability to know how to use it and the strength not to let others diminish it, even when it came at incredible cost. To those who say one person cannot make a difference, this memoir demonstrates irrefutably how you can.
“Gina Miller is one of the most exciting breakthrough leaders of the last few years. Her unbreakable courage in the face of danger has been an example to us all, but this courage was not developed overnight. Hers is a life of triumph over adversity and fighting for what she believes to be right. The words in these pages will empower and inspire anyone who wants to make a difference. Change happens when individuals speak truth to power and Gina shows us how in Rise”
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“A story of optimism and courage, which should inspire … and also shame those who preached freedom but showed intolerance”
“Gina Miller’s wisdom and courage has revealed the truth in an historic battle for democracy – reading her life story in Rise makes me admire her more than ever”
“Gina Miller’s book reflects the extraordinary woman she is – strong, resourceful, principled and brilliant – a heroine for our times”
Baroness Helena Kennedy, Qc
Gina Miller was the lead claimant in the 2016 constitutional legal case against the UK Government over triggering Article 50. Born and raised in Guyana, she went to boarding school in England at the age of eleven and went on to study Law at the University of East London, then Marketing at the University of North London. In 2009, she and her husband Alan Miller co-founded SCM Direct, a disruptive investment management company, and the True and Fair Foundation, the latter of which provides funding and support to smaller charities. She has three children: Lucy-Ann, Luca and Lana.
Gina counts herself as a conscious capitalist and believes we all have a duty to give back to the society that affords us success, including actively stepping up and defending what is right.
25 Aug 2018
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, Edinburgh
26 Aug 2018
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Edinburgh
27 Aug 2018
Edinburgh Book Fringe, Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh
29 Aug 2018
Guardian Live, Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London
04 Sep 2018
Bristol Festival of Ideas, We the Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol
05 Sep 2018
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen's Square, Bath
08 Sep 2018
Weekend Stage, Kenwood House Gardens, Hampstead, London
13 Sep 2018
St Peter's Church, Ely
28 Sep 2018
Sevenoaks Literary Festival, Knole Academy, Sevenoaks