“The barn is my happy place, it’s where everything else that happened in the day doesn’t matter anymore, because the only thing I need to focus on is myself and my horse. It’s is such a therapeutic place. Sometimes it helps me to control my emotions and sometimes it helps me to release them, because you get to be one with nature and your horse.”
Asalah is a 15 year old student at a fine art high school, a public speaker, and an advocate for the Real Acts of Caring organization. Asalah has been featured on podcasts, spoken to high school students, and advocated to local and national school boards, and city councils about her involvement and dedication to the Real Acts of Caring organization. She speaks about how important spreading acts of love and kindness is in everyday life and how it should be a focus of teaching in schools. She has even advocated for a proclamation that a Real Acts of Caring week be instated in cities across Vancouver’s lower mainland. Her work led her to be chosen by the Canucks hockey team to be a ‘Hammers Hero’ for her work in promoting kindness in the school and community. A video was played about her during the game’s half time and the entire stadium and hockey team cheered her on. Asalah told me her favourite quality about herself is her open-mindedness and her empathy for all living things. When she’s not helping the people around her, she likes to either be practicing her love for photography, going on walks in nature, or spending time with and riding her horse.
What is one thing you know for sure?
"That animals aren’t food, that Muslims aren’t terrorists, that women should have equal rights and that kindness is everything."
How do you want to be perceived?
As a powerful, yet easy going and open minded person.