actress | journalist | activist
Neha Maqsood is a 22-year-old journalist who has written for multiple publications including Metro UK, Media Diversified, Rife Magazine, The Tempest Sister-hood and many more. Her poetry been featured/is forthcoming in over 20 literary journals including Broken Spine Arts, Strange Horizons, Abridged, Blood Orange, Gutter Magazine and more. In 2019, she received the Black Bough Readers Award for poetry.
For her efforts in tackling discrimination against people of colour and increasing South Asian representation in Britain, she was listed as the 100 Most Influential BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) personalities in Bristol. In 2019, Neha was a finalist at for the International Alumni of the Year at the PIEoneer Awards at Guildhall, London. In the same year she was featured in Rife Magazines' 24 Under 24 List showcasing the 24 most exceptional personalities under the age of 24 in Bristol.
She also starred in the 2018 film, Sisters in Arms, which premiered at multiple international film festivals in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Galway and other cities. She recently acquired a Global Health degree (with Honors) from Imperial College London, School of Medicine.