Biography

Home on the hills (Photo - Linda Moyles)

Home on the hills (Photo – Linda Moyles)

Trina Moyles is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her writing gravitates to exploring marginalized voices, human rights abuses, tensions of feminism and gender inequality, and pressing issues of environmental degradation in the face of climate change.

In 2010, she graduated with her BA in Cultural Anthropology at MacEwan University. Over the past ten years, she’s worked intimately with grassroots human rights organizations, including Child Family Health InternationalProject HOPEFUNARTEChange for Children Association, Kigezi Healthcare Foundation and Ceiba.

Moyles has traveled and worked extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean and East Africa, focusing on: sustainable agriculture, food security and climate change, maternal and child health, and gender equality.

She is a regular contributor to Vue Weekly, Briarpatch MagazineVerge Magazine, and has been published in The Equals RecordPermaculture Magazine, and Think Africa Press.

In March 2014, her essay, “Women Who Dig” was recently recognized as the first runner-up in Briarpatch’s 3rd Annual Creative Writing Contest, judged by renowned author, Marcello di Cintio. In June 2014, she won the Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award (2014 Alberta Literary Awards) for her essay, “The Chicken Feather”.

Trina’s poetry and fiction have been published in Canadian literary magazines over the past ten years, including Grain Magazine, Room, Prairie Fire, Quills, and Notebook. In June 2009, her sonnet “animal dreams” was nominated in the poetry category for the Canadian National Magazine Awards.

Moyles is currently writing her first book about the lives of women farmers from seven countries in the Americas, East Africa and Asia. She received funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) in May 2014 and May 2015 for her research/writing. Listen to her interview with CBC Radio about her book project – click here.

For all inquiries, please contact Moyles here.

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