My name is Aishah and I have been working as a summer student for the NWT Literacy Council. I was born in London, England and moved to Yellowknife in 2012 with my parents and three siblings. I attended Range Lake North School and graduated from École Sir John Franklin High School last year. I love true crime podcasts and I am currently listening to My Favourite Murder. When I was growing up, my mother made sure to teach my siblings and me the importance of literacy by taking us to the public library every weekend to pick out new books. I loved reading dystopian and thriller novels. My favourite book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. My brother and I even attended the library's summer reading club where we read books and participated in fun group activities.
As I grew older my passion for reading diminished and I saw reading as a chore. I only read books when I needed to complete school assignments and study for tests. However, at the beginning of the year I tried my best to break the bad habit and go back to reading for fun. Like most people my age I was heavily influenced by #BookTok, and my journey back into reading started off with books like It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
Since working at the Council I have already taken part in four events. One of my goals was to try to get out in the community more and come out of my shell. I have already had the chance to help organize these events and meet all sorts of new people. Currently I am studying psychology at the University of Lethbridge and I have been interested in working with children, so I am super grateful for this opportunity.
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