Educated Woman of the Week- Mica McGriggs

A PhD Candidate Counseling Psychology at BYU, her academic research is primarily in the area of multicultural competence in Psychotherapy. Her social justice interests are broadly defined, but can expressed through the term intersectional feminism. Mica enjoys community activism and is involved with several non-profits. She contributes to several blogs including The Huffington Post. She is currently working on a podcast project called The Color of Heaven which explores the history of race in Mormonism.

Outside of community activism, which is her most beloved hobby, Mica enjoys traveling. She lived in London during college and cultivated a love of new places and cultures; she has visited about 15 countries and over half the states in the U.S. When she is home you’ll likely find her a brunch with friends.

How do you de-stress?
Self-care is best care and as a therapist I’m an advocate for making time for anything that breathes life into you. For me that’s usually a trip to the spa and dinner at one favorite restaurants with a group of friends; where we can laugh and just be.

Are there any books or other resources that have particularly helped you reach this level of awesomeness?
Top Five Book Recommendations.
1. Between the World and Me
2. Sister Citizen
3. Feminism is for Everyone
4. The Evolving Self
5. This Bridge Called My Back

What do you think matters more in college: grades or networking?
A love of learning and an openness to growth and development. Mental flexibility and humble confidence will go a long way. I try to approach every personĀ  as though I can learn something from them or their story. This approach to life has taught me more than any class at any institution of higher learning.

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