Crystal Paradis is a communications and community engagement professional who helps mission-driven teams build more inclusive and connected communities. She is a City Councilor At-Large for the City of Somersworth, the founder of Feminist Oasis and best friend to her dog, Daisy.
In addition to organizing a wide variety of Feminist Oasis events and membership offerings, Crystal’s previous experience includes organizing large community events (Portsmouth PRIDE, TEDxPortsmouth); advocating around reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ issues, substance use awareness, gun violence prevention and poverty; working on political campaigns from municipal to presidential; and engaging community through her writing, from local newsletters to op-eds. Her previous career in design and digital marketing agencies inform her copywriting and digital marketing approach, which she now puts to use solely for values-aligned organizations and movements. In 2015, she was named one of 10 to Watch by Catapult & Seacoast Media Group, and in 2019, she was named NH’s Young Progressive of the Year by the NH Young Democrats. She is Vice-Chair of the Somersworth Democrats, a member of Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective and, as City Councilor, sits on Somersworth’s Recreation, Public Safety, Sustainability and Economic Development Committees.