Samiya Javed

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Samiya is  water, sanitation and hygiene professional from India currently working on a district-wide school sanitation project in 80 rural schools in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.  She is also an emerging poet and writer. She received the 2015 Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship to study literature and poetry in Scotland. She has written for Himal Southasian, Northern Lights, The University of Edinburgh Journal and The Feminist Wire, among others. She is a feminist, an indie-folk nut and a nap-enthusiast.