Yalda is a 21 year old British/Iranian. She moved from Iran with her family when she was 6 years old with her family for economic and political reasons. She considers herself both British and Iranian, acknowledging the influence of British culture and liberal values on here world view, and her Iranian identity shaping certain views on family and interpersonal relationships. Growing up she often felt different because aesthetically she looked different, however that was part of her process of assimilating into British culture and understanding her dual identity. As a young British/Iranian, she's passionate about the mental health of young people in Iran and wants to go back home and do something related in that field to help young people.

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