Tiara Shafiq is a young cosmopolitan passionate about bring people of diverse interests, cultures, and visions together to create greater change within themselves and their world. Her extensive background in the creative industries, youth engagement, and intercultural integration combine with her interest in alternatives – from alternative education to alternative spirituality – to inspire others to look beyond “the usual” in their lives. She writes and manages EducateDeviate, a leading Malaysian blog empowering youth to learn their own way. She’s just completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Industries (Interdisciplinary) from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and is currently working on a research project with QUT to develop the Disability Resources Wiki. She is also an avid volunteer, reader, creative, social media user, and traveller. Tiara is looking out for opportunities to combine creativity, personal development and support, holistic help, and social change together in fun and unusual ways.