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Asya Twahir
Asya Twahir

Asya Twahir

Asya is one of Jack.org’s Program Coordinators, supporting Jack.org programming in the GTA.

 

Asya graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During that time and since then, she has held a number of different roles including Research Assistant, Urban Researcher, and Fundraiser. She conducted a research project and wrote a report about the extent of the current gap with respect to youth and mental health services and was able to see just how huge the need is. Her passions lie in understanding the structures of society and finding ways to support people within it.

 

In her free time, she more often than not is falling down rabbit holes thinking about the intricacies of fictional universes like Harry Potter, Star Wars as well as ancient history and mythology (shout out to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series!). She also loves to travel, spend time outdoors, and learn about different cultures. Being born into a Swahili family from Kenya and growing up in Oman, she’s a product of many cultures, which led her to be the type of person who values being able to have a conversation about almost anything with almost anyone, almost anywhere.

  

My mental health revolution is a local and global community that unabashedly confronts mental health, where accessible, inclusive, and equitable services are available and people feel secure enough to ask for them. I look forward to a society that supports each other’s vulnerabilities and develops strategies to take care of one another.