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Karen Morris

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 Karen's submission below:

"In my mid twenties i attended a book launch held at the Top of the Nat West Tower hosted by senior Natwest Bank officials and the publisher. A senior executive wandered over to me and said in a very dismissive pat you on the head sort of way "so what are you doing here, my dear?" I just responded "Well I wrote the book we are launching tonight and you?". His jaw dropped quite markedly and he was suddenly very apologetic (I never quite knew what he thought I was doing there). I hope he learned not to judge a book by its cover. I learned that my challenge in life was to make sure I am judged for my brain not the way I looked. (That was many years ago now and I am thankful my brain is still hopefully going strong :)"

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

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