Nicole “Nico” Taylor is a writer, scholar, dancer, cosplayer and activist who uses feminism and critical race theory to
dissect social constructions surrounding race and representation, especially as they pertain to how we make sense of the images that surround us. As a trained Afro-Caribbean folk dancer, Nico has participated in many events showcasing the beauty and vibrancy of Caribbean culture, which included performing in the Opening Ceremony for the Pan Am Games Toronto in 2015. As a scholar, her interest in pop culture and designation as a proud blerd spurred the pursuit of research that touches on decolonial practices, cosplay subculture, and Afrofuturism. Nico is also a co-leader of BSAM Canada, where she connects her work in cosplay subculture and speculative art with community advocacy.
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