Micha was born in Nottingham and grew up on an estate in Bestwood with her mother who had fled the abuse of her father after he had nearly taken her life. It became clear at a young age the role of a woman and how women are treated in society. “I recall my Mum working all hours, I remember the struggle, having my trainers tip’xd because Mum couldn’t afford new ones. But I didn’t feel sorry for myself or her, I felt proud that no matter what we were dealt we kept love and we kept moving forward”.
Having an absent father and growing up in deprivation was the beginning of the adversity she would face. Micha was a victim of sexual abuse, something she carried into her teens alone, but later would fuel her passion to change the lives of girls and women like her. “I remember the first time I read a Maya Angelou book, it was the day I realised that other girls were victims of abuse and it was not my fault. Her words gave me courage, because I knew as a white woman my experience was already different. I remember thinking, you have no excuse, if Maya can do it, you better and that stayed with me”.