Sharan Dhaliwal founded, developed and now runs the UK’s leading South Asian magazine Burnt Roti, which is a platform for young creatives to showcase their talent, find safe spaces and destigmatise topics around mental health and sexuality, among others. Her particular interests focus on discussing the representations of young women, South Asian women and queer women.

She is the Director of Middlesex Pride and creator of Oh Queer Cupid, a queer speed dating and comedy night.

She has had bylines in i-D, HuffPost, the Guardian and was on the list of global influential women for the BBC 100 Women 2019.