Sustaining the Movement
Aniqah Ali (2021)
Aniqah was born and brought up in Scotland, from an Indian-Pakistani heritage. Aniqah feels like she has been sheltered from, privileged to, and naïve of climate issues - specifically those affecting people in other countries, such as her ancestors. Aniqah is ashamed of the way the western world treats the environment, causes the issues, and then tries to ‘educate’ the global south, who are facing the mess of what the western world has created. Since studying community education, Aniqah has become even more passionate about social justice issues. She is now learning how climate justice is a social justice cause and how race and gender inequalities are all interlinked. Aniqah believes there should be more education even in Scotland about climate justice as well as global warming, as it will affect future generations. However, she really feels that it’s not up to future generations to sort. We must all act now.
Aniqah is grateful for this opportunity to interview people from diverse backgrounds in a series of podcasts, as it provides women who may not have an opportunity to be ‘given’ a voice, a chance to be heard. With the help and knowledge of her mentor Paula Nino, a Colombian woman doing an international Master’s degree at the University of Glasgow, Aniqah has been able to highlight issues of climate justice through her podcasts and she hopes to continue this series beyond COP26 to include an ever-growing catalogue of diverse voices.