Board Member – Trudi Goels
Trudi Goels is an intersectional feminist. Her business, Ablaze Services provides free media training to feminists to change the voices interviewed in the media as well as workplace and organizational trainings. She and her business partner are launching The Feminist Campaign School in 2021. She takes away space from men at city council meetings just by showing up, champions and actively supports progressive leaders, and holds space because she knows as a privileged middle aged white woman, she is not the most important voice in the room.
She is an advisor for the Poetic Justice Foundation and occasionally delivers workshops through Vantage Point. She’s a co-founder of Women on Wednesdays, a champion of body liberation, an advocate for better allyship, and is passionate about seeing the Lower Mainland Mayors Council become diverse, progressive, and representative of the region we live in.
She is supported by the rad feminists of New West, The Nation (a global group of Feminists), her partner, their three children, cat, and dog. She's fueled by coffee, laughter, music and shine theory.
She occupies stolen land of the əl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm,
Stz'uminus, Kwantlen, Qayqayt,S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwikwetlem, sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), and sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie) peoples. We are continuously uncovering the history of this land that was so deeply damaged by colonialism that this isn't a final statement, but an acknowledgement of continuous learning.