actress | journalist | activist
Neha Maqsood is a Pakistani journalist who has written for multiple publications including Metro UK, Express Tribune, Women Under Siege and Foreign Policy. Her poetry has been featured or is forthcoming in over 20 literary journals including Broken Spine Arts, Strange Horizons, Abridged, Gutter Magazine, Marble Poetry and more. In 2019, she received the Black Bough Readers' Award for poetry. In 2020, her debut poetry chapbook, which won the Hellebore Poetry Scholarship Award, is awaiting publishing by Hellebore Press.
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, she was a finalist for the International Alumni of the Year at the PIEoneer Awards held at the Guildhall in London. Later, in the same year she was featured in Rife Magazines' 24 Under 24 List.
She recently acquired a Global Health degree (with Honors) from Imperial College London, School of Medicine.