Beyond being a first-year medical student, I love to spend my free time being an England representative for mountain running, writing poetry about women on the spectrum, and campaigning on a variety of issues. I am also a youth ambassador for the National Autistic Society and am heavily involved in charity work as an advisor to the board of trustees for Magic Breakfast, a charity which aims to ensure that no child is too hungry to learn. I am also very passionate about preventing climate change. I stood as a candidate for the Green Party in the local elections, took part in the ‘Berggruen Institute’ and ‘Youth Environment Service’ youth panel climate event, and produced a series of poems and graphics for the ‘Climate 2050’ group in the lead up to COP26
Beyond organisational involvement, I often speak at conferences and even reached the national final of a speaking competition when talking about mental health. I am hoping to continue reducing the stigma that surrounds mental illness at further events.