Nana, 33

I wish I knew more about how the government truly works in making decisions, and how we can actively influence it without having to rely on ‘orang dalam.’ 
— Nana, 33

I like writing, performing, and community event organising. 

One thing that surprises other Malaysians about me is that I am as vocal as I can be about LGBT issues and rights. 

I'm good at following YouTube tutorial instructions. 

One thing I'm proud of is hearing someone tell me that A. Samad Said found my poetry performance interesting. 

I decided to be a voter because I was living in Indonesia for seven years, and when I came back I found our democracy process still needs a lot of work. The least I can do is exercise my voting rights. 

I'm most worried about climate change, discrimination and income inequality, and poverty. 

These issues matter to me because it affects me and the society I live in, both directly and indirectly, and has not only a ripple effect, but a tsunami! 

I wish I knew more about how the government truly works in making decisions, and how we can actively influence it without having to rely on 'orang dalam.' 

I want other young people to know that we are more informed, more knowledgeable, more resistant to bigotry, and more about in causing change than ever before. Our voice and actions matter A LOT. 

Watan1984, Negeri Sembilan