Alia Waheed is a freelance journalist specialising in writing about issues affecting women in the Indian subcontinent for a variety of national newspapers and magazines. She was inspired to become a journalist after buying Marie Claire as a teenager as it was the only women's magazine which covered international stories about women. As a writer, her aim has always been to give a voice to the voiceless, whose stories go unheard. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Grazia, Cosmopolitan and Glamour among others. She has an MA in Creative Writing and was nominated for a British Journalism Award last year.