As a girl, Onjali Rauf longed for the call of ‘Lights out!’, so that she could read for hours by the glow of the street lamp outside her bedroom...
Onjali Rauf (she/her)
Children’s author and Founder of Making Herstory
Onjali is the founder and CEO of Making Herstory: an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. She is also the founder of O's Refugee Aid Team, which works to aid refugee response units in Calais, Dunkirk and beyond. Her first book, ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ went on to win the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 and the Blue Peter Book Award 2019. Her second children’s novel, ‘The Star Outside My Window’, tackles the impact of domestic abuse on children’s lives.