At the age of nine, Hannah launched her blog, Call Me Hannah, to share her growing concern for environmental issues and show that small, everyday actions can lead to big change. Today, at 17-years-old, she has emerged as an activist, impassioned public speaker and author. Hannah uses her voice and platform to motivate and empower people of all ages to identify their passion and take action for a better world.
“I believe we all have the capacity and responsibility to create change. I don’t care how old you are or how young you are, where you live or how much money you have. The ability to create change does not discriminate, it’s in everyone.” — Hannah Alper
Just as Hannah does not limit herself to one issue or platform, she is not bound geographically. While she calls Toronto home, she has travelled across North America over 35 WE Day shows and to deliver keynote presentations at schools, conferences and corporations. Her passion for community and desire to be fully engaged drew her to spend time in Kenya with ME to WE and to Costa Rica with National Geographic. Nothing inspires Hannah more than her peers who are answering their own calls to action and she surrounded herself with them as she participated in the Teen Vogue Summits in Los Angeles and New York City.
In November 2017 Hannah released her book, Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change, based on her conviction that one person, one action, one moment can make a difference. Through sharing her own journey and stories from her role models, Hannah provides tangible, real-life, and current examples that back up this idea. This book is more than a “how-to” guide, it gets to the heart of what sparks people to create change. Momentus features 19 exclusive interviews with activists, youth change-makers, and celebrities such as Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner), Lilly Singh a.k.a. Superwoman (YouTube Creator and author), and Blake Mycoskie (Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS), the book highlights practical examples of the power of positive change in the world, whether large or small.
Hannah lives just outside Toronto with her parents and two dogs and is a student at her local public school. You can find her sipping on frozen hot chocolates with her friends at the local cafe or Twitter and Instagram, she’s @ThatHannahAlper.
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15 year old eco warrior & activist teaches us how small actions can save the world. Flaunt Magazine, August 2018
Youth blogger Hannah Alper inspires others to take hold of their future, Globe and Mail, June 2017.
Q&A: Hannah Alper on what it’s like to be a 14-year-old activist, Toronto Life, February 2018.
Toronto girl makes splash on Bloomberg’s Ones to Watch in 2018 list, Toronto Star, December 2017.
Allow this teenager to restore your faith that the world can get better, Elle Canada, November 2017.
15 Year Old Activist Hannah Alper on Sexism, Deforestation and Changing the World, Fashion Magazine, February 2018.
Hannah sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Malala Yousafzai, April 2017.
How to Find Your Spark, TEDxDistilleryDistrictWomen, January 2014.
All You Need Are These Two Things to Change the World, TEDxStMaryCSSchool, May 2016.
Hannah Alper’s Kenyan Adventure, RBC & WE Charity, November 2016.
A conversation with 14-year-old activist Hannah Alper, The Social, CTV, November 2017.