Aili Channer is a student and aspiring writer. She is interested in the symbols and motifs that fascinate and preoccupy human beings across different places and times, and is passionate about the ways in which storytelling can become a means of discovering mutual understanding. As well as enjoying writing both fiction and non-fiction, she is interested in the roles art, culture and heritage can have in healing, therapy and peacebuilding. Aili was a winner of the 2019 HART Essay Prize for Human Rights. She grew up in the UK, Kenya and France.