Intentional friendship



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A good friend remembers to text you the day of that interview, exam or first date, and tells you you’ll be great.

A good friend knows when to push you, and when to pull you in.

A good friend sees that item in the store perfect for your home, and buys it.

A good friend knows your Mother-in-law is coming to stay, so arrives at your house with their best cleaning sweat pants on.

A good friend knows when to ask you about that thing you’ve been struggling with, and when you need more space to process on your own.

A good friend celebrates you.

A good friend will protect you at the risk of their own reputation, until proven otherwise.

A good friend doesn’t agree with you to make you feel better; they challenge you to make you be better.

A good friend is the friend that we all want.

A good friend is intentional.

How can you be a good friend today?


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.