"Deep, Life Changing Work":
“Anna is a powerful, insightful, hilarious, and deeply caring truth teller. I have had the privilege of working alongside Anna in multiple roles over a five year period during my time at YouthCO AIDS Society. I can truthfully say that I am changed for the better having known her.
Anna is fierce and unapologetic about who she is in the world and is compassionate and patient with others who are on the journey to find their voice. If deep, life changing work is what you're after - you've found the human to facilitate that process!
- Stephanie Grant
Former Executive Director of YouthCO
current stay at home parent of two
ᒥᔪᑌᐦ ᑲ ᐃᐧᓴᒥᐦᐟ ᐊᐄᐧᔭᐠ
taanishi, anna soole dishinihkaashoon.
Hello, I’m Anna Soole.
where do i come from?
I am Red River Métis. My ancestry is Nēhiyaw (Cree), Ojibwe-Anishnaabe, Lakota, French, Celtic, Gaelic, Welsh, English and German. I can feel my ancestors around me as the resistance continues, and I am proud to be a descendant of a long line of Anti-Imperialist, Indigenous Freedom Fighters and natural witches.
I am currently located on the unceded and illegally occupied, traditional and ancestral Coast Salish homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, colonially known as Vancouver, BC, Canada.
what is my practice?
My methodology as an educator, artist, and healer is founded in trauma-informed, harm reduction practices and pedagogy and firmly rooted in arts-based, experiential and popular education and social and ecological justice, including:
Decolonization and Indigenization
Fat Liberation and Body Sovereignty
Gender and Sexuality
Assertiveness, Consent, and Boundaries
Gender-based Violence Prevention
Intuitive and Indigenous Healing Practices
who am i?
I am an ENFP, with an Aquarius sun, Libra rising, and Sagittarius moon, a multi-disciplinary artist, a performer, a witch, a skeptic, a truth seeker, an intuitive, a bridge between worlds, a walking paradox, a survivor, and a lover of kitties.
what are my values?
As a Métis person of mixed Indigenous and settler heritage, my life and political practice are an ongoing process of unlearning colonial ways, healing from intergenerational trauma, gendered violence, and systemic racism and oppression. Indigenizing my relationships, my activism, my spirituality, and my life is what heals me, and what I am inspired to share with others.
I strive for decolonial justice and liberation, Indigenous sovereignty, solidarity, agency, interdependency, and transformation.
As our movements for liberation deepen and grow, I remain dedicated to community healing, honesty, courage, respect, integrity, love, and dignity for all of life everywhere.
all my relations.