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Maliha Reza

Activist, Undergraduate

Maliha is a current English Literature and History Undergraduate at Royal Holloway. Previously, she has served in significant roles within the charity industry, and advised during various UK educational reforms.

Let's Talk About Colourism

The minute I stepped out of the airport in Bangladesh, I was slapped in the face with adverts proclaiming "Fair and Lovely". What makes it worse is that, that the models are not close to looking like the demographic of women in Bangladesh.
29/07/2016 12:07 BST

A Minority in the Majority

It was a privilege (as a young person) to exercise my right to vote. I understand that we live in a democracy, and that fact should be appreciated. However, we <strong>are </strong>allowed to feel <em>dissatisfied</em> with the results.
28/06/2016 11:12 BST

Is Mental Health Suitable Dinner Table Discussion?

How can a parent help their child who is dealing with mental health problems? I asked various young people for the answer to this question. Many responded with their own experiences, or what they would want their parent(s) or carers to do, or say.
18/02/2016 20:47 GMT

I Am Forgetting to Live

I hope both you and I read this in a few years and realise we learnt how to live in our own ways. I hope we learn more every day and I hope memories that we made become (in time) something we come to treasure rather than despise.
05/11/2015 12:13 GMT

We Need to Talk About Ana

If you are supporting someone through this then stay strong. They need you to be. They are full of intense regret and self-deprecation, and your support and love will be one thing getting through the barrier and to the starting line of a healthy life.
28/08/2015 09:30 BST

Youth Will Not Define Adulthood

Youth is a time for experimentation. To make mistakes and suffer the consequences, but then to do it again because it was just as thrilling as the first time. I'm not saying your youth is meant for recklessness but it is one of the few times you can be reckless and have no serious repercussions; depending on the context of course.
23/06/2015 13:42 BST