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ABOUT ME

Asalah Youssef is a 17 year old activist, public speaker and photographer. She is passionate about advocating for youth involvement in activism and social entrepreneurship which lead her to speak on the We Day tour across Canada. Asalah is currently working on her social enterprise which aims to make professional photography accessible to individuals or families that are going through difficulty or financial stress and believes making a difference in the world is something everyone can do, no matter your age. She has starred in an RBC and WE commercial, been written about and interviewed by The National Post, The Globe & Mail, CTV, Breakfast Television and MTV. She also volunteers as a guest mentor at WE Social Entrepreneur conferences and has presented at city hall’s across the Lower Mainland promoting the organization, ‘Real Acts of Caring’. She is passionate about photography and using it to spark questions and create change. Her most recent work was exhibited in Fort Langley as a part of the photo project, ‘This Is Kwantlen’ as well as being a finalist in last years Chesterfields photography competition at The Polygon Gallery. At school Asalah is busy running the Green Team and Mindfulness Group and is always looking for new projects to work on with her peers. When she is not busy promoting social entrepreneurship, public speaking, photographing or being involved with extracurricular activities, Asalah enjoys hiking and being outside as much as possible. She actively advocates for sustainability and environmentalism, and is always striving to make positive changes in her everyday life whilst also pushing for climate action.  Her aim is to show people, especially youth, the power of their voice and how it can be used to create change.

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