We are thrilled to welcome our very own, NICOLE FONTYN-TAYLOR (@NicoleFontyn) to the WYSW podcast this week! Nicole is a graduate of Ryerson’s Master of Social Work Program, and the current Project Coordinator at WomenatthecentrE in the area of capacity building. She has a passion for community activism on social issues related to women’s rights, and she utilized art as a tool for resistance and social change within her Major Research Paper. This week, Shelleena and Nneka both sit down with Nicole to learn more about her work on embodied representations of women’s resistance and strength within the context of gendered violence, as well as her personal reclamation of the word ‘survivor’. We are so lucky to have Nicole as an integral member of the WomenatthecentrE team, and even more excited to share her brilliance with the world! Enjoy!
This week we’re drinking Batasiolo Bosc D’la Rei Moscato D’Asti DOCG. We gave this wine a buzz rating of 4.1/5.
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Amazing intro music by: @2nightofficial1
Disclaimer: We are having some issues with our audio during certain points. We are a grassroots organization and trying our best to use the best audio equipment we can, without causing any of our team members any financial hardship. As always, we think these discussions are important and need to be heard, but if you’re concerned about the audio, now would be a great time to donate to our Patreon (http://tiny.cc/bhjuez)