Superheroes, Stripping and Sisterhood

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My next guest is is a community activist like nobodies business!!! She is inspiring to say the least….please welcome Mariegold Randy.

By trade Mariegold is a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. She decided this was her career when she was in social work school……..which sounds crazy but makes sense.

Mariegold is part of the sisterhood of the Abbey of the Long Cedar Canoe Society. They are a Vancouver sect of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. WHAT!

This sisterhood came out of San Francisco when gay men were dying of HIV and aids and were not receiving the care they needed. A group of men, dressed as nuns, came swooping in to take care of their brothers, hence the sisterhood was born.

Another Part of Mariegolds volunteering is around PrEP. ( Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. She also is involved with Vancouver shoreline cleanup, and Car Free Vancouver.

But wait there's more!!! Mariegold also knits. NOT for HERSELF....she knits bundles of socks, toques, mitts and scarves and then in the middle of the night, particularly on cold nights she passes them out to those in need.

Being a Trades Woman Mariegold also goes to schools and expos to teach and educate young women wanting to go into the trades. She was recently helping out a fellow colleague, Kate Braid with the release of her new book, Swinging a Hammer in a Man's World. A must read for any woman wanting to go into the trades.

Fffeewww.....that's a lot to keep up to! Mariegold is our COMMUNITY HERO for a reason!! So without further ado...welcome Mariegold to Awesome People!


I hope you enjoyed this interview with another amazing community hero!

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