What I learned working at the Women’s Centre


Women are incredibly strong and resilient.

Everyone has a unique talent, skill or gift they can contribute.

Lifting heavy boxes is easier when everyone helps out.

People make mistakes and deserve a second chance.

Crying is easier when someone sits with you.

Laughter is contagious.

Trying to locate something in the Women’s Centre basement is nearly impossible,

but you should still try.

Volunteers are a special breed of selfless people.

Listening is a far more useful skill than solving or judging.

Asking for help is much harder than giving it.

We all want (and deserve) to belong.


Simona Siad was the Communications Coordinator for the Women’s Centre of Calgary from 2009 to 2012.

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