I learn about political issues and events in my community as a member of Hounslow Youth Council. I am also a Member of Youth Parliament. I campaign to improve my community and support issues young people have voiced directly such as women’s rights, LGBT acceptance, and taking a Public Health approach to Knife Crime. I am proud our team won a competition for our campaigning activity to ‘unpick stereotypes’, fighting discrimination towards ethnic minority populations. I was lucky to visit Washington DC and gain insight into American politics. I now study Politics. I am proud I have engaged other young people to join political and community events.