THE upcoming council election in October poses unique challenges for new candidates, especially women.
This is my first foray into local government as a political candidate and, in the midst of a global pandemic, I am faced with hurdles my male counterparts are less likely to face.
Essentially, I’m in the midst of a global crisis trying to run a council campaign and parent all at the same time, irrespective of having a supportive partner.
I’m the primary carer for my three young children: two who are in primary school and one who is three. I care about their future; I care about the community they grow up in and that's part of why I'm running.