Age 16, Scotland
As a young Scottish-Indian Muslim girl who wears a hijab I want to break stereotypes around Muslim women and show the world that wearing a hijab doesn’t stop me from anything – I wear it because it empowers me.
My first social action included mentoring at local after-school clubs. Now involved with Year of Young People, my volunteering includes running an afterschool club and giving presentations to the Scottish Government and NHS. I have worked with Create18 and helped Police Scotland shape how they interact with young people. Social action proves if I believe in something I can achieve it.