Women’s Support Worker, Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services (AWRCSASA)
YIP Intern (1999)
After graduation, Mica traveled to Nepal as a Coady intern, where she was first exposed to the global inequalities for women. From there, she made her way to South Korea to teach ESL, followed by her BEd at StFX, and then she spent time teaching in Ethiopia and the North West Territories.
AWRC is an independent, feminist and community-based organization that strives to lower and remove barriers in society primarily for women, girls, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people.
“As a women’s support worker, I am inspired every day by the people for whom we provide services. In the face of poverty, mental health concerns, gender-based violence and constant social and economic barriers, these women-identified persons exude such resilience and perseverance to not only survive, but thrive, and provide for and care for their families and communities.”
Mica’s advice for young women as they begin their careers:
“It’s okay to not have it all figured out.”