This week we decided to write our #WCW blog post a little differently. We ask our personal Woman Crush Wednesdays 4 questions. We ask them who they are, what they do, what they're passionate about, and what is something they live by. We feel these questions allow the reader to have a deeper understanding of the woman we're highlighting.
Lisa has an incredibly powerful presence. She gives a clear indication that she knows who she is and where she is going in her life. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to meet her as she was very inspiring to meet. Her confidence was something that I think I can truly aspire to. A positive self-image is a powerful thing to have and to teach to others. In our short time together that is something that I took away from Lisa Langun.
Photo Credit: Aloys Fleishmann
1. Who are you?
"I am Saulteaux woman from Treaty 4 territory and band member of Cote First Nation. I am also a 4th year student in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan."
2. What do you do?
"In addition to being a university student I also work with first year Indigenous students as a mentor and as a teacher’s assistant in a 100 level Native Studies class. During the summer months I am employed as a tree planter. I have planted over 3 million trees across Canada over the course of 16 summers."
3. What are you passionate about?
"I am passionate about learning. I believe that learning doesn’t just take place in a classroom or from a book but can happen anywhere and that often the more valuable “lessons” come from unexpected places."
4. What is a motto you live by?
"In my high school algebra classroom the teacher had hung up this motivational poster of a terrified kitten climbing a tree with the caption, 'The best angle is the try-angle.' As corny as the poster was the sentiment that trying and stepping out of one’s comfort zone is crucial to success and personal growth."