Becca McClune was a volunteer at the WOW Spirit festival in Perth.
Her role brought her into contact with many different people, as well as reconnecting her with the volunteering experience – she had not been a volunteer for some time before joining WOW.
WOW Spirit raised Becca’s awareness of local opportunities; for example, she learned about an organisation that works to end period poverty, and is now supporting them. She has also joined the Women’s Equality Party.
And as a result of her involvement with WOW, Becca helped found the Perth Women’s Collective. The Collective was directly inspired by WOW Spirit, and the desire to continue to meet and to provide a space in which to discuss gender equality issues.
A steering committee has been constituted and is planning the strategy for its first six months, including holding readings, discussions and news-sharing events.
The Collective has welcomed women who attended the WOW festival as well as reached more widely, and has already been invited to put on an event at Perth’s Women’s Festival.
Becca says: ‘Perth’s Women’s Collective will be a partner in making future WOWs happen. It is amazing when women get together. A lot can be achieved and it is important to have a space to be able to celebrate this and share the emotional drive to get involved’.
She also said that her wellbeing, happiness and life satisfaction had improved as a result of being involved in Perth’s WOW Spirit festival.
To read more about our partnership with WOW, click here.