Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello! My name is Meaghan, and I am a social work student at Mount Royal University.

What is your personal definition of feminism?

I find myself never having a solid definition of feminism. My definition of feminism is always changing as I am always learning new things. Feminism to me is the importance of equality for everyone.

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

My story of how I ended up at the Women’s Centre of Calgary is unique, some might say. Some women might recognize me as I have been a peer support volunteer at the Centre for about two years now. The Women’s Centre had a big role in why I wanted to get into social work, and now I have the opportunity to do my practicum here, which I am very excited and thankful for.

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

Although I already know a lot about the Centre due to my volunteer experience, I am hoping to learn more in depth about the process of providing these services to women, and the work that goes into it.

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

A woman who I admire is my mother. As I have grown up, I have seen her grow into such a hardworking, strong, and independent woman, which is inspiring. I have to say, I have never met a woman as hardworking as my mom. Her hard work, strength, and independence inspires me in a number of ways and influences the kind of social worker I hope to become.

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