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Beatriz Lagunas

We asked women at Warwick to submit an image of themselves for inclusion in the Warwick Women's Montage and a short description of the challenges they've faced/continue to face and how they're dealing with them.

See Beatriz's submission below:

"This year has been difficult, for me, I have faced despair, deception and divorce. I have had to to re-plan my own life from top to bottom and I have decided to focus less on others and focus more on me and my child! Something I am doing for me is to exercise. I started running (something I had never done before) and I signed up for a running challenge in January where I completed 50 miles and recruited money for cancer patient support. I am now running a second challenge to run 56 miles in February! For my child, I plan quality time with him: we play, we go out to the forest, to the Nature Reserves we have nearby and I talk to him about everything. He is teaching me lots of things and showing me the way to become a better mother and a better person overall. It is a great challenge to deal with parent guilt as well - it's everywhere! - you feel it if you work too much, if you miss deadlines, if your project is not advancing enough, etc... However, I am proud of the supporting community I have surrounded myself with since I came to Warwick: my supervisor and great friend Miriam, my Warwick friends Daniela, Ana, Susan, Emily, Beth, Luke, Kate and and my closest friends from abroad Julia, Sara, Marimar and Raquel, they - and my Spanish family - have all been essential to me on this process and I am glad that - every now and then - I can give them back a little bit as well."

Read more personal stories on the Warwick Women's Montage page.

You may also be interested in:

ED&I Newsletter

Charters - including Athena Swan (gender equality Charter)

Gender Initiatives

Data and Reports - including Gender Pay Gap Report

Policies

Taskforces and SIC - including Gender Task Force

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