Meet Eden, Our New Practicum Student

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hi! My name is Eden, and I was born and raised in Calgary! I am a social work student at the University of Calgary. I am super passionate about feminism and social justice,  and working with women of all types of experiences and backgrounds. I also love baking and spending time with friends!

What is your personal definition of feminism?

My personal definition of feminism is always in flux, but I think that my feminism is centered on recognizing the injustices that women experience, and supporting and empowering women and girls to dismantle gender-based oppression. I also take an intersectional approach, in recognizing that women and girls experience the world differently because of the impact of multiple oppressions.

What brought you to the Women’s Centre of Calgary?

I found out about the Women’s Centre because they offered a practicum through the University of Calgary, but as soon as I looked it up, I was immediately drawn to the Women’s Centre due to my passion for feminism, supporting women, and building community. The Women’s Centre and its values are so important for women in Calgary, and I am so glad that I have the opportunity to complete my practicum here!

What’s one thing you hope to learn at the Women’s Centre?

I hope to learn as much as possible! I believe that each and every woman has valuable knowledge to share, and so much can be understood though keeping an open mind and listening to women’s experiences.

Describe a woman who you admire or who has influenced your life.

It is hard to narrow down to one woman specifically, because I admire and am inspired by so many women every day! I definitely admire my group of friends, because every one of them is working hard in their own field to make their dreams come true!

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