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Meet our BB&B bloggers:
Wieke Vink is a human rights lawyer, with a passion for storytelling and social justice. She has extensive experience in international human rights advocacy and law, with a focus on gender, children’s rights, psychology, migration and non-discrimination. Born in the Dutch countryside and commuting between Amsterdam and London, she also lived in Utrecht (the Netherlands), Stellenbosch (South Africa) and New York. She is a writer at RefuTales.eu and loves teaching, dancing and traveling.
Based in London, Hanaâ Benjeddi is a medical doctor and a public healthcare enthusiast. She is passionate about improving global child health through sustainable development. Hanaâ co-founded Humans of Health, ayouth-led movement in healthcare sustainability. Discovering ways in which we as millennials can make the world around us a better place brings her great joy. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you comealive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman
Constantly shocking her family and friends with the most bizarre travel destinations, Pearl Yan finds no fun in staying in a shell and shines the most when she discovers the unknown. Based in Hong Kong, she documents her offbeat global adventures that aim to inspire (oh that time when she had a hyena massage), and you may (or may not) find them on her blog, Miss Traveling.
Shaazia is South African of Indian and Afghan descent. When she isn’t reading, Shaazia is taking part in various heated discussions surrounding feminism, Islamophobia, social justice, decolonisation and ‘fallist’ philosophy (which informed the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall student movements in South Africa). Shaazia enjoys yoga and tea and dismantling stereotypes about women who wear lipstick.
Shafferan is an international Human Rights Consultant, based in Canada. She has international experience in digital communication, policy analysis and human rights advocacy and protection work. Shafferan is passionate about human rights advocacy, with a focus on women, children, minorities and refugees. For the last two years, Shafferan worked as Global Advocacy Director for Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), a faith-based human rights organization with consultative status at the United Nations. There, she led the development of the Global Advocacy Programme and the implementation of the #ImamsForShe initiative.