Gabby Tan has dedicated the past seven years to advocating for quality education, mental health, and environmental action with various organisations, including as an alum of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council and Horizon of Hope, a youth-led project supporting refugee education. Most recently, as a 2020 National Geographic Young Explorer, she is excited about growing Tideturners, an environmental education project dedicated to increasing awareness of key environmental issues and facilitating greater youth engagement in advocacy and solutions. Along the way, Gabby has brought a youth voice to conferences such as the UN Youth Climate Summit, World Urban Forum, SB50, and EurOCEAN. She has also endeavoured to inspire others to act through writing for several publications and speaking to over 18,000 people at schools and events around the world, including TEDxVicenza and the London School of Economics. In 2019, she became Malaysia’s first Diana Legacy Award recipient.
Question Time quizzes those in power, or in the know, about the big issues facing UK kids’ media today.
From eco-anxiety to mental health, what are young people talking about that the media isn’t? With her experience in youth engagement across a number of international organisations, Gabby shares how to join the conversation in a positive way.