Welcoming Sarelle

Join us in welcoming our new Communications Coordinator, Sarelle Azuelos.

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Where should I begin? I grew up in a small town of 2000 people in rural Saskatchewan. After moving to Calgary in 2006 to attend the University of Calgary, I quickly signed up to volunteer at the student newspaper, the Gauntlet. I eventually graduated, spent some time traveling and started working in communications at the Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society. Calgary is my home now, and I feel dedicated to making it a better place.

What brought you to the Women’s Centre of Calgary?

Like many people reading this, I started off as a Women’s Centre volunteer. After a few months working alongside Rhoda on the Social Issues Committee, I was hooked. A career opening was posted online and the rest is history.

What is your personal definition of feminism?

Feminism, to me, is about supporting women of all races, cultures, gender identities, abilities in a way that is respectful to their individual goals and wishes. It is about engaging the community and working together to achieve positive change.

What is one thing you hope to learn at the Women’s Centre?

I hope to learn more about the lives, stories, and needs of the women around me.

Describe a woman who you admire and/or has influenced your life.

It is difficult to pick just one. My mother is a strong, boisterous woman who always speaks her mind. She regularly took the time to educate our family on existing barriers and challenges that women face.

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