"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 
Miyoonakishkatoohk.
Welcome.

ABOUT

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: 

  • Intersectional Anti-Oppression

  • Indigenous Feminism

  • Decolonization and Indigenization

  • Fat Liberation and Body Sovereignty

  • Disability Justice 

  • Gender and Sexuality 

  • Reproductive Justice

  • Assertiveness, Consent, and Boundaries

  • Gender-based Violence Prevention

  • Emotional Literacy 

  • Transformative Communication

  • Intuitive and Indigenous Healing Practices

who am i?

I currently find myself locating as a small fat, working/creative class, neurodivergent, spooniefemme non-binary, iskwew mena nâpew, Indigenous, Two Spirit community member. 

 

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.

 

Hiy Hiy,

all my relations.

  

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Anna Soole is located on unceded, illegally occupied, Coast Salish homelands, stewarded by the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm  (Musqueam),  sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Tsleil-Waututh  Nations since time immemorial, colonially known as Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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