My Journey and Timeline of events
I'm Tamanna Miah, from Sevenoaks, a graduate in Media & Communications and Politics & Governance in Canterbury in Kent. Having been involved in youth, community, voluntary, and politics sector for over 15 yrs, it has given me various interesting experiences. I am a trustee and was Chair for Nomad - charity for refugees and migrants) previously trustee for National Youth Agency and Connexions Kent (CXK). I am a freelancer, consultant, public speaker, media spokesperson, writer, mentor, host, facilitator, advisor and campaigner on many issues such as racism, bullying, mental health, discrimination, Islamophobia and many more issues with various charities and organisations.
Other areas I work on: BAME issues, Domestic Violence, Voting, Transport, Education, Homelessness, Refugees and migrants, Finance and Debt, PR, Digital and social media, Youth people, Housing, Environment and much more.
I started my journey in social action, volunteering and campaigning from the age of 11yrs old, where I helped my father, who set up Bangladesh Welfare Association in Tunbridge Wells, an organisation that brought the older and younger generations together. Later I became involved in various other organisations in my area, being chosen as Chair of Sevenoaks and Kent Youth County Councils, followed by UK Youth Parliament South East, British Youth Council, UK Young Ambassador for Europe.
As I moved to university I became involved with more national charities and campaigns. I created my own Fixers Racial bullying project and film which appeared in various news outlets. I currently working with Social Change Agency's Young Trustee Movement, Mind and Franco British Council enhancing relations between France and the UK. I have worked with mental health charities Rethink Mental Illness, Time to Change and Youngminds and worked with the Royal Foundation for the Heads Together Campaign with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination and issues such as bullying and racism. I was also headhunted to be a National Lottery Good Causes Ambassador and selected to be a judge for the Annual National Lottery awards in September 2016. I was a part of UK Youth Voice, NHS England Healthy London Partnership board, Ambassador at Youth Employment UK.
A TEDx & WeDay Wembley Arena speaker 2016. A Diana Award holder, is The Janey Antoniou Award holder from charity Rethink Mental Illness and Young Upstander Award 2016 at the first National Hate Crime Awards.
I am keen to work with all young and old and bring together communities from all backgrounds to encourage community cohesion. I would like to inspire the next generation and ensure upcoming boards (and society) is fully representative, diverse, inclusive and youth friendly.
See LinkedIn for more information on my experiences: www.linkedin.com/in/tamannaamiah