I AM ALFA because I go after what I want. I have failed many times pursuing my goals, but have never cried about those failures. For all they did was teach me what not to do for the next time.
Photography by: ALI SOHRAB
My name is Chelsea Iyeesha. I am status Cree First Nation, British and Irish. I was born in Kamloops BC. I was the oldest of 3 kids to a single mom. I was in sea cadets growing up for almost 10 years, starting in Navy league at 10 before becoming the coxswain of RCSCC Captain Vancouver. This is Where I learned to sail, and was also a ticketed Diesel engineer. Today I work in Telecommunications as a mobile and home service, and fiber optics specialist. I was always athletic and also deeply committed to the military environment. I have been weight training for 18 years and have competed nationally and internationally in the Bikini Division since 2012 after winning the women’s BC provincial overall for that year. I have competed in the Arnold amateur as well as the North Americans, Ben Weider, as well as 6 Canadian Nationals.
“ I am ALFA because I go after what I want. Any goal I have ever set my mind to I have achieved. I have failed many times pursuing my goals, but have never cried about those failures. For all they did was teach me what not to do for the next time."
I stand up for what I believe in, but do my best to be inclusive and hear people out.
I have no problem admitting when I am wrong and apologize if I am. You have to be an alpha to be able to stand up and say I’ve made a mistake, and take Ownership Of that.
I don’t back down when I know that what I am putting out is right. I have no problem going out on a limb on my own for what I believe even if I am standing alone. I am outgoing and confident.
“ The most rewarding part about helping others is the sincere thanks I get from people when something I have shared or showed them makes a significant difference in their wellbeing. It’s fulfilling knowing I have helped someone improve their quality of life.”