Daisy Stewart Henderson

Daisy Stewart-Henderson

Age: 18
Location: Glasgow
Pronouns: she/her

Daisy Stewart-Henderson, 30 under 30 nominee in 2023 smiling at the camera with trees and flowers in background.

From November 2021 up until August of this year I was a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) as well as the Convener of the Scottish Youth Parliament’s External Affairs, UK and International Relations Committee. Within these roles, I campaigned for causes that I was passionate about, such as the need for mandatory Holocaust education in Scotland, as well as reporting to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on the state of children’s rights in Scotland, a process which involved two trips to Geneva and countless hours of preparation and follow up behind the scenes.

My activism work also involved serving as the youngest volunteer at COP26 in Glasgow, another role that I balanced with my education while studying for exams. Additionally, I am a keen writer, having won first place in the Pushkin Prize and Broadway Arts Festival writing competitions and placed in multiple other national and international competitions over the past few years.

A thread that runs through both my activism and creative writing is my passion for history, which has led me to pursue a degree in the subject at the University of Cambridge. I feel strongly about the dangers of historical ignorance and the need for engaging and accessible education on challenging historical topics, which was at the crux of my Holocaust education campaign. I also channel my passion for history through my creative writing, as most of my work explores the eras in the past which fascinate me.