Chayya is an award winning Broadcast Journalist with seven years’ experience working across print, digital, broadcast, video and radio from London, UK.

She currently works on a live news programme at the BBC, is a Schools Speaker for Amnesty International, is a Huffington Post blogger and goes to schools and colleges across London to discuss careers, responsible journalism and tech.

She is also the creator and founder of her blog Avid Scribbler which she started in 2012. Here Chayya discusses the complexities behind constructions of ethnic identity in a post 9/11 world for women of South Asian origin and the challenges, opportunities and experiences that they continue to face.

Since the blog’s beginnings, she now has an international readership of 10,000 which is still increasing, has been featured in a documentary by the Media Trust, won in the Media category at the Women of the Future Awards ceremony in November 2016 and more recently has been listed in Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2017 in the Media category.