Hello! I’m Adele, a Year 11 student from Hong Kong, now living in Gloucestershire. I joined the YAB to back a grassroots mission: supporting those impacted by harmful practices, with an approach from a standpoint of shared humanity. The little we know about HBA is in part sustained by a sense of collective detachment – when such a phenomenon isn’t spoken about and publicly condemned, it goes under the radar. Knowledge is power and as is silence. I intend to lend my voice in educating the wider public about HBA as a malpractice, but most of all to centre lived experience in my efforts, as its innate complexity is something I can neither replicate nor translate.