Asyia Iftikhar

About me

My name is Asyia Iftikhar, I am a freelance journalist who covers socio-political issues, mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, identity – and their intersection with digital culture and entertainment. My writing aims to be accessible, rigorous, fair and analytical.

I have previously written and worked with the BBC, Metro, gal-dem, Pink News, Bustle, The Tab, Burnt Roti and more. I graduated with a 2:1 BA Classics degree from University College London (UCL) in 2021.

I am currently available for freelance commissions and shift work. Please email

If you are a young/student journalist, I have founded the ‘Young Journalist Community’ on Facebook, a network of 5,000 members and counting