by Crystal Paradis

Currently working towards collective liberation and gender justice at the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation. Sign up for our weekly emails to stay in the loop.

Learn about my work // As the Director of Strategic Communications & Community Engagement at the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, I lead our engagement and communications efforts and build on our statewide coalitions. One of my favorite projects is our Women Run! program, recruiting and training women to run for local and state office in New Hampshire. I am a board member of SOS Recovery Community Organization, and am always getting into Good Trouble — learn more about some cool projects I’ve led or been a part of.

Read some of the pieces I’m most proud of // On how queer liberation and Black liberation are inseparable; on quitting my job the day after the Orlando shooting; on “intersectional feminism” and feminist values in action; on the need for better court models for domestic violence survivors; and on why I do not qualify the statement, “Black Lives Matter.

Get to know Feminist Oasis // I started a social enterprise in 2018 to collectively envision alternatives to white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy: Feminist Oasis. Through this venture, I organized hundreds of events, welcomed dozens of members, partnered with a variety of community businesses and groups and published intersectional feminist resources that are still available at

As a visionary community leader with a strong background in community engagement, advocacy and community organizing, I use my strategic communications and coalition-building skills to build better communities.

— Crystal Paradis-Catanzaro