Karina Chicote


About Karina Chicote

Karina Chicote is a strategic leader for an international child’s rights organisation and writer and presenter on radio for Kin Women. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and has designed and led award-winning programs for Aboriginal children and young people. Karina has worked across the globe on campaigns in London, asylum seeker centres in Papua New Guinea, the UN General Assembly in New York and now leads strategic projects across Western Australia. Karina was a finalist for the WA Youth Work Awards in 2015 and 2016, recognising her leadership and commitment to creating change for the most vulnerable young people in our communities. Above all Karina is a wife to Lance and lover of their Pug Brixton, who amidst the seriousness of changing the world make her laugh, a lot.

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It was still black outside, I’d been lying awake for at least half an hour  staring at the roof waiting for my alarm to go off. My friend met me in the hallway and we smiled, making our way to the kettle. We got ready, watching the sunrise sipping tea, because […]

I ‘still’ do


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“The essential dilemma of my life is between my deep desire to belong and my suspicion of belonging”  Jhumpa Lahiri As a young woman leading in the social sector, I’m often surrounded by people who have been in their careers much longer than I. I often find myself sitting around the oak board […]

Girlfriend, you belong here.



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“Soft front, strong back, wild heart” Brene Brown Standing in the ocean waist-high is my absolute favourite place to be. I can’t even explain it, it’s just simply where I feel most free. Deep breaths that fill my lungs, undistracted horizon views, mind a blank page. Recently my husband and I […]

Relentless pursuit of the horizon


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We incorrectly assume there’s a direct correlation between our fear level and the risk level Amy Morin The risk of being seen. I have felt that. Those moments when you want so badly to not be seen or known. The good with the bad. The dreamy land of no expectations. […]

What If I Fail?




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It was a muggy sweltering day in WA’s Kimberly, but early-career-wild-spirit-brave-heart me was ready and busting at the seams for adventure. I’d left my family, cancelled a speaking engagement and 24hours later I was sitting on a plane ready to help a community of 300 who had been displaced from a […]

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