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Im a student at Trinity Hall, studying third year philosophy, and Im a regular at CSMC Sunday worship and Table Talk.

Can you share a story about a woman who you admire or has had a significant impact on your life?

I think my A level religious studies teacher, Miss Ivan, had a big impact on my – she is why I’m studying the subject I am and she was very very supportive of me. She reassured me and built me up, but seen me as a grown up and treated me as an equal.

What are you proud of in your life thus far

Im very proud of making it to university. Where I’m from there isn’t much support for people wanting to go to the likes of Cambridge, and not too many people often go to uni. So its very exiting to venture out of Wales and to somewhere like Cambridge.

I’m also proud of being able to build up connections and community away from home. I know it’s still the UK but it is very different from where I grew up.

What changes would you like to see to achieved in terms of gender equality?

I’ve always been quite involved in the period poverty movement and educating men of all ages and rank about period poverty and the struggles women go through all over the world including here in the UK. It’s so important to open the conversation for people to talk about how you should be able to understand peoples differences.

What advice would you share with young women today?

I’m only just stopping being a girl so at 20 its hard to give advice!

What I’ve learned is the community that women can build is beautiful. I think what can be shared between generations is key to that; it’s one of the things I love about CSMC is that there are women of all ages sharing knowledge and support.

At university too, there’s not too many women lectures, so when you are paired with a women supervisor (they probably do it with everyone cause they’re brilliant) they just lift you up and give you the opportunity that they might have missed out on when they are were younger.

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